Hailing from his stomping grounds of Tehran and born in (May 2 1977 in Tehran), and moving to Sweden in 1988, Rastin has received significant means of influence in creating a signature sound that blends the genres of Classic Pop, Upbeat and Rhythm & Blues, along with Modern Persian beats. With a melodic style that is pure and powerful, drenched in an array of Modern/Traditional tunes, Rastin’s voice paints music with lyrics that evoke a strong sense of romanticism, love, political agenda, and miraculous existence. Comprised of the mega producer, Farid Zoland, and the all time lyricists, Shahyar Ghanbari, Ardalan Sarfaraz , Iraj Jannatie Ataie and Zoya Zakarian who have been collectively, composing a unique sound and poems for the past 40 years. Alongside the pioneers of the era, Farid Zoland, Ardalan sarfaraz, Shahyar Ghanbari and Iraj Jannatie Atie, Rastin is responsible for igniting, Taraneh Nouvin, a 1970′s movement in the Iranian/Persian community which transcend the traditional sound to contemporary Pop. As the crew is positioned at the forefront of exposing the world to Taraneh Nouvin, The evolution sparked when Rastin embarked upon his teenage years and began to pay attention to music and the art of singing. Rastin started a band with two of his teenage friends, performing cover songs in accapella; accompanied by the percussion and two, Spanish guitars. In 2000, Rastin relocated to Los Angeles as a means of finishing his studies and promoting himself as an artist. Influenced by such artists who include, Dariush, Ebi, Googoosh, Sting, Andrea Buccelli and Depeche Mode, Rastin began recording career-defining songs. In 2005, Rastin recorded Zalem, a track that was two years in the making; as it took Rastin a significant amount of time to find the perfect Producer/Composer (Farid Zoland), to create the record. As Rastin released his first, full-fledged, studio LP in June of 2008, Simorgh, the album was received with both critical and commercial acclaim. Spawning personal and fan favorite singles that include, Gole Man, Khosh, Hesadat and Zalem, Rastin was also given an opportunity to work with Ravi, a well respected, music video Director. Collectively, Rastin and Ravi were able to create 4, innovative videos to bring some of Rastin’s smash hits, to life. Rastin is presently in the studio working on a follow up album that will be released to the public in 2009. Upon official distribution of the new album, Rastin will embark upon a world tour that will span the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East, as well. In honor of the success that Rastin has garnered as the result of a number one, debut album, features in Tapesh Magazine and Javanan Magazine are already in production. Ultimately, Rastin wants his musical and lyrical originality to transcend his career into a level of success where he can simply sing for those who love and appreciate the true artistry of music and sound..