The underground bands in Tashkent had some interesting styles of music and attitudes in a country that is very closed, and where income is extremely low. I was very happy to meet them, listen to their music, and proud to help them put out their record. The same for Tajikistan and maybe to a lesser extent Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Iran was also a blast. There were so many bands, it was completely underground and they were really struggling, so I was absolutely pleased to release the Iranian LP. Styles are extremely diverse there. It’s not your straightforward punk for most of the bands, but for me the record is a brilliant reflection of the scene at the time (2003). I also liked the compilation that I did last year with bands from Morocco, and the split between Lebanese bands as well as the Syrian band, Mazhott. For me this was an important milestone for the development of alternative Rock and Roll cultures in the Arab world. Of course, there is also my release for Sound of Ruby, from Saudi Arabia – which, as far as I know, is the only punk band in the country. It’s one of a kind because the underground in Saudia Arabia mostly concentrates on metal.