Alisher Sherali is a DJ and designer. Originally from Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Now based in Riga, Latvia. Alisher’s roots are a mix of Iranian, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan and Russian cultures. The multicultural vibe of his mixes blends all styles of electronic music starting from Asian downtempo through afro-house and melodic techno to South-American organic sounds with a pinch of Soviet nostalgia.
He has played ambient Baltic music at Burning Man, Oriental tunes at Decompression Helsinki, South African gqom at underground parties in Riga, and Latvian electronic music on Ibiza radio.
Two years ago together with friends, Alisher founded a community called Pasaule (meaning ‘world’ in Latvian) devoted to developing of alternative, underground scene with downtempo organic music. DJs and musicians from the community hold their own or collective events, as well as having a busy schedule of performing in Latvian and international venues.
A big part of being a DJ for Alisher is maintaining connections with fellow DJs and producers and supporting local communities, as well as committing to international events. Last year at Burning Man, Alisher was responsible for the artist line-up at the camp Burners Without Borders. Now he manages music events at the non-alcohol party venue and community center Nirvana.
“Music is the invisible wire I use to connect places, stories, emotions, and souls. I don’t stick to any particular style. The set is a journey. The mix is alchemy. DJing is shamanism.” — says Alisher.