As the Music Director of André Balazs’s hotel group, Naféei helped
build the reputations of exclusive properties such as The Standard,
Chateau Marmont, Chiltern Firehouse and Sunset Beach – the latter’s
Balearic music series received the blessing of the New York Times.
His eclectic style as a DJ and creative risk taking as a Consultant led
him to work with artists as iconic and diverse as Nile Rodgers, Earth
Wind & Fire, Kylie Minogue and Bette Midler and helped define the
sound of Fashion institutions such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and
In a clubbing climate where so many DJ’s choose to make their mark by
focusing on just one particular sound, Naféei’s ability to blur the lines
between World and Dance music is a reflection of his Persian heritage
and growing up between Cologne and London. This got him to share
the stage with the likes of James Murphy, Jamie XX, Seth Troxler,
Jackmaster, Nina Kraviz, Guy Gerber, José Padilla and Nicky Siano.