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Dirty Radio
DR Live 1 (Photo by J. Evans).jpgDirty Radio live in Vancouver in 2010
Background information
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresDance, RNB
Years active2010-present
LabelsTrickery Records, 604 Records
Associated actsData Romance, Ryan Dahle, Sherry St. Germain
MembersFarshad "Shadi" Edalat, Anthony "Tonez" Dolhai, Zachary "Waspy" Forbes

Dirty Radio (stylized as DiRTY RADiO) is a Dance-R&B band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2010. The band consists of members Farshad Edalat (lead vocalist, supporting percussion and song writer) known by his stage name Shadi, Anthony Dolhai (keyboardist, song writer) known by his stage name Tonez, and Zachary Forbes (drummer, producer, song writer) known by his stage name Waspy. The band have released two full length studio albums and one EP, the most recent titled LiCK 1.0, released on April 22, 2013.[1] In 2015, the band began releasing a series of digital singles which were well-received online and garnered millions of plays on Soundcloud and Spotify[2]


  • 1 History
  • 2 Band members
  • 3 Touring
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Albums
    • 4.2 Singles
    • 4.3 Awards and Nominations
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Dirty Radio released their first full-length album "Debut" in August, 2010 with the singles "My Heart ft. Sherry St. Germain" and "Wanna Ride" both charting on the Billboard Canadian Emerging Artists Chart.[3] In 2011, follow-up single "Ground Shake" was released to radio in Canada, receiving regular rotation on stations nationwide.[4] In March 2012, "Pressure" from Debut was sampled by Rusko and released on his album Songs, receiving acclaim from Pitchfork Media who in their review of the album highlighted the band's "commanding vocal performance." [5]

Band members

  • Shadi - vocals, percussion
  • Tonez - piano, synthesizers
  • Waspy - drums, keyboards, production


  1. ^ [<http://blog.muchmusic.com/dirty-radio-release-video-for-in-my-head-and-announce-new-lp-lick-1-0/ "DIRTY RADIO RELEASE VIDEO FOR IN MY HEAD AND ANNOUNCE NEW LP LICK 1.0"] Check |url= value (help). Much Music. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Vancouver band DiRTY RADiO blowing up the Internet". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Tale of a Rising Pop Group: Thanks to Hard Work, Humility and Talent, DiRTY RADiO are Set for a Fairy Tale Ending". Vancouver View. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Billboard - Emerging Canadian artists - March 30, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Rusko|Songs". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  6. ^ Sirius XM, (February 5, 2013). " . Sirius XM. Retrieved March 7, 2013
  7. ^ Canadian Radio Music Awards, (July 20, 2012). ["Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-03-08.  . Canadian Radio Music Awards. Retrieved January 29, 2013
  8. ^ Western Canadian Music Awards, (June 18, 2013). " Archived November 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. . Western Canadian Music Awards. Retrieved June 18, 2013
  9. ^ Western Canadian Music Awards, (May 3, 2013). [1] Archived October 13, 2016, at breakoutwest.ca Error: unknown archive URL. Western Canadian Music Awards. Retrieved March 27, 2017
  10. ^ "2017 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees". breakoutwest.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 

External links

  • Official website


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