Sadar Bahar was born in Newark, NJ during the late 60’s and his family relocated to Chicago in the early 70’s.
It was his Mom who brought him his first set of Technics turntables, and shortly thereafter he realized that music was his deepest passion and that it would be his lifelong project. He first got into the music scene with a childhood friend, Charles Brekenridge, who introduced him to the mixing game and taught him how to blend records.
Sadar felt like he was on top of the world the day that he learned he would be playing Club Risque with the legendary, Frankie Knuckles. During this time Chicago was filled with DJ’s who played house and disco sounds. However, Sadar chose a different direction, playing rare, hard-to-find grooves. When some of the best-known, popular DJ’s whom he admired referred to him as a serious, deep house music collector, a monster was born.
Sadar has been digging for records all of his life, and he has yet to take a break. He spent most of his time in record shops seeking vintage deep house sounds. He soon realized that while he was out searching for the deepest house music, people had practically stopped playing music, and instead they were playing beat tracks only. Yet they were referring to these tracks as house songs.
This was not “original” house music! He then retreated even deeper into house music. Sadar and his partners began developing their own unique sound, known as SOUL IN THE HOLE music.They sought out the deepest hot stuff available and found out that there was so much untapped music. Their search practically took over their lives. Yet, it was a great investment, because their unique collection has given them dominance.
They have stayed true to the game of spinning, and avoided the tracks and techno/electronics. For them, it’s strictly vinyl and vinyl only. Together with partner, Lee Collins, Sadar selected 13 tracks for the infamous Soul in the Hole compilation on BBE Records. Soul in the Hole can simply be defined as keeping the “soul” in that deep hole of musical treasures. It is all about that soulful vibe that can only be derived from “real” music, created by “real” musicians playing “real” instruments. Sadar feels blessed for the great opportunity of travelling the world and being able to share and learn more about the music he loves.
Music lovers are the same all over the world. In many of the countries he has visited there were often language barriers, however, once the music began to play, music became the universal language.
Hugely respected both as a DJ and authority on rare disco, funk and his own brand of ‘Soul In The Hole’, Chicago’s Sadar Bahar joins forces with Dutch synth-obsessive Ben Spaander for a very special 12” release, “The Red, White…
Sadar Bahar is Chicago’s best keep secret. One of the most sought after DJ’s in the world of soul, funk and disco. He did a lot of DJ gigs in the US, Japan and Europe. Together with Lee Collins he…