Can traditional Persian percussion sound like experimental electronic music? Yes, it can, in the hypnotic, trance inducing music of the Iranian Berlin based musician Mohammad Reza Mortazavi. Recognised worldwide as one of the best players of the tombak and the daf, he has worked with acclaimed producers like Burnt Friedman, Fis and Mark Fell. With instruments that consist of little more than a big round drum skin (the daf) and a small drum (the tombak), Mortazavi creates complex, polyrhythmic sound worlds in which the listener can get lost in forever. You can see him at Bimhuis in Amsterdam.