Worldwide Premiere // Acid Arab // Hafla (Instrumental)
August 25, 2015
Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho make up Acid Arab, the Parisian-based duo who combine a love for acid house with the sounds and cultures of the Middle East. It’s a fusion that runs deeper than just uniting a western beat with an eastern sample; they blend Arabic musical language and analogue techno devices, to create a unique form of dance music.
Starting life as a concept, Acid Arab morphed from a Facebook group to a party and now releases records and compilations that pays homage to their unique amalgamation of sounds and textures. Following a series of compilations and V/A EPs on Versatile Records, Guido and Hervé return to the label with their first solo EP titled Djazirat El Maghreb. A tribute to North African music, the three-track release looks to three countries in the region and with ‘Halfa (Instrumental)’, the focus falls on Algeria. The track also features Algerian keyboard artist Kenzi Bourras, who plays live with Acid Arib and comes packed with an alaoui beat, traditional to a lot of old chaabi songs and familiar to any new fans of Omar Souleyman.
Acid Arab – Djazirat El Maghreb EP is out late September on Versatile. Album cover courtesy of Merji – Diary of the Bled, Day 423
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