Taimur Agha, known to the electronic music community in New York City as one half of Blk|Market Membership, is no stranger to raw cuts, dark dance floors and jacking electronic sounds. Together with Fahad Haider, the two DJs have been performing and producing events since 2006 under their well-known event and artist moniker. But the road to Taimur’s current underground prominence didn’t come without long nights behind the decks to discerning clubbers, countless hours spent sifting through records, or a plethora of learning experiences from throwing intimate and massive parties alike.
Agha found his love for electronic music watching powerhouse DJs of the now before they were famous at staple 1990 through early 2000s New York CIty nightclubs such as Twilo with it’s residents Sasha and John Digweed and Vinyl with the big apple’s very own Danny Tenaglia. After experiencing these legendary performances, Agha began to DJ, and as quickly as 2002 started performing alongside Haider as a duo. When ROBOTS, the infamous party series by Bill Patrick, Nick Ac, and Dennis Rodgers ended, the two knew it was time to begin throwing their own events. In 2006 they formed the collective Blk|Market Membership and began producing parties at Bar 13, LOVE, and of course, Cielo. These events had extreme focuses on the underground: leaning towards Detroit techno and Chicago house music from the 1990s was always a focus for Agha and his team.
It was during this time that Agha was also acted as the head of the A&R of distribution for Halcyon, Brooklyn’s oldest electronic music record store. Tackling this position while producing Blk|Market Membership events for six years was no easy feat, and in 2013 Agha moved on to pursue his DJ and event production career full time. Since then Blk|Market Membership has hosted an intense slew of artists from all over the world, including Cassy, Art Department, San Proper, Jamie Jones, Dixon, Ame, Craig Richards and Scuba, just to name a few. Although this is not the first Blk|Market Membership alliance between Taimur and Cielo, we are more than excited to host him on our Funktion One’s for Deep Space this Monday, August 10th!