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Lightknife makes techno and electro that works in the big room and the Dungeon.

Raised on dance and reverb soaked Rock & Roll, Pedi Amiri — or Lightknife — entered the DJ biz on the fringe of electronic in 2005, “playing for a goth / industrial / nuwave club in Las Vegas. That quickly segued into an obsession with other styles of electronic music. “

As a DJ, Lightknife currently maintains residency in his Las Vegas home at Luxor’s Saville Row. But this Los Angeles native keeps a foot firmly planted in Hollywood with a second residency at Avalon’s massive Friday-night weekly, Control.

As a producer releasing though Italy’s Italo Business, London’s Lot49 and France’s Deathproof Records, Lightknife gets rotation from some important peers in electro and techno worlds alike; To call out a handful: Congorock, Umek, Tocadisco, Funkagenda, Da Fresh, Etienne De Crecy, Felix Cartal, LA Riots, Brodinski, John Acquaviva, Slam, Fergie, Meat Katie, Acid Girls, Deathface, Filthy Rich, Dave Dresden, Phunk Investigation, Spartaque, Tesla, Zodiac Cartel, Nic Fanciulli, Paco Osuna, Christian Cambas and Sharooz.

Lightknife also keeps a side-project with Mikey Francis, vocalist of dance punk outfit Afghan Raiders.