Pathaan gave up a respectable career working for an airline to pursue his growing interest in DJ'ing and music. His first huge break came when David Bowie saw him DJ in 1996 and immediately offered him the support slot on his tour to promote Earthling. Aside from the sheer shock of going from playing to 250 people a night to suddenly playing to 15,000 people, the sudden exposure gave Pathaan the inspiration and validation he needed to pursue his musical vision further.
After the tour in 1997 Pathaan set up the label Stoned Asia Music and began signing artists like Cosmic Rocker, The Spy From Cairo and Ikarus. He has also evolved his own musical incarnation together with Italian producer Gaudi as Orchestral World Groove, the Punk-A-Wallahs with the producer Switch, as well as producing and remixing in his own right.
Pathaan is behind the Stoned Asia Series of compilations, World Peace, Pathaan's Small World, Tandava, the intensely eclectic Sunset Series (Altura) and the recent release of City Hippy on his own label Globetronica.
Pathaan has DJ'd at some of the best club nights on the planet, Skol Beats in Brazil, Samothraki in Greece, The Jaipur Heritage Festival in India,a regular in Ibiza, hosting his own events and can be found at most of the key UK and European festivals.