A little while ago, when Majid Majidi’s film Baran (‘rain’) was selected by Screen publications as the best Iranian film, I asked myself who chose these films. It must have been who hadn’t seen a large enough amount of good Iranian movies.
Seeing as the artwork of a country is an important part of its culture, I delegated myself as an amateur knower of films and as a native Iranian and prepared for you a list of the works of Iranian directors that shine in our name, that I strongly suggest you find a way to watch.
Note: These films are, for the most part, available with English subtitles on Youtube.
Armani White - Call Out My Name Ebrahim - IHeartBobby Imagined Herbal Flows - Clouds IAMNOBODI - Rain/Coulds IAMNOBODI - 27 IAMNOBODI - One For My Kids Bryson Tiller - Don’t (esta remix) Bryson Tiller - Sorry Not Sorry (esta remix) Singularis - Tar Baby KR - Play My Shit Evil Needle - Fresh IAMNOBODi - Life In Pictures Slvey - Pillow Talk IAMNOBODI - Elevated Evil Needle - Gleam Evil Needle - Mood Music Evil Needle & Slvey - Baby Frank Ocean - Pyramids INOJ - I Want To Be Your Lady Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody Jay-Z - Big Pimpin
*TOTD* | Slakah The Beatchild - Be Alright (ft Ebrahim) - Soul Movement Vol I
I first came across Slakah The Beatchild on a track called “Between Us” by producer Häzel, which features fellow Canadian Drake and Slak, a track I have previously posted. The track is an absolute banger and left me wondering who the heck this guy was.
Well, having stumbled across two of his mixtapes - “Something Forever” and “Soul Movement Vol I” - where today’s track of the day comes from. “Be Alright” was written by Slakah’s countryman Ebrahim (look out for a post on him) and also appears on his EP “Goldrush”.
Gotta love the guitars on the track and it’s general feel-good vibe. If you like anything along the lines of the stuff we usually post up on here, then you should definitely appreciate this. Endorsed by the multi-platinum selling Drake (but far less commercial), Slakah’s mixtapes are certainly worth checking out.
♫"Baby, baby, baby…I don’t need you in my life. I’m doing all the right things…I’m gonna be alright" ♫