Interview with Behrouz: The Do Not Sit Boss
Behrouz Nazari — who performs and produces under his first name only — is a paragon for hard work and originality in dance music. His brand, Do Not Sit On The Furniture, doesn’t resemble any other of its caliber in terms of sound or aesthetic, which is one of the many reasons we at Underrated love hosting Behrouz and Do Not Sit year after year.
Having come of age in San Francisco, Behrouz’s perspective on dance music culture as a whole is less archetypical than many other artists who came up in Chicago, Detroit, and other cities that are prominently associated with house and techno. The west coast of the U.S. has always had its own, more subtle identity regarding dance music. It was in this elusive market Behrouz had the freedom to express his own musical vision, and it’s also where he met his wife, Megan.
Together he and Megan have made Do Not Sit On The Furniture what it is today. After building their brand and their reputation in Northern California, they moved to Miami together where they opened the Do Not Sit On The Furniture nightclub back in 2013. The rest, as they say, is history. Do Not Sit is now a globe-trotting tour-de-force in dance music, maintaining a residency at Heart Ibiza, curating its own record label, and hosting showcases all over the globe including Do Not Sit In Los Angeles this Sunday.
We spoke to Behrouz ahead of Do Not Sit LA to get his thoughts on the upcoming event, building his legacy with his wife by his side and more.