Ata Ebtekar aka Sote is an electronic composer, sound artist and recording engineer who was born on September 2nd, 1972. His goal is to create unique and timeless pieces of music that are not available anywhere except in his mind. Sote is interested in keeping the tuning of Persian classical scales (Radif) and melodies from old Persian folk songs within a new electronic framework. Since he has a firm conviction that rules and formulas have to be deconstructed and rethought, he alters some of these modal systems from their original tonality and rhythm (tradition).
He has released 2 records on RLR, one a dancefloor limited edition vinyl titled 'wakeup' (the followup to his Warp records release 'electric deaf') and Dastgaah, a full length cd illustrating his beatless persian electronic music techniques.