Acid Arab - Jdid

£27.99
Format: 2LP
Availability: PRE-ORDER

CRAM292LP

18/10/2019

With their intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music and Eastern sounds and vocals, the Parisian crew Acid Arab have been setting fire to clubs and festivals worldwide, playing over 260 shows on four continents since the release of their debut album Musique de France at the end of 2016.

Jdid (meaning new in Arabic) sees the band taking a giant step forward on their path, and deepening the dialogue between the northern, southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean (the northern shore extending, in this particular case, to the banks of the rivers Seine, Thames, Spree and Hudson)! Throughout the album, club-oriented beats are taken for a ride, from suburban warehouses to smoky basements of Oran and Istanbul, from wide expanses of desert dunes to landscapes of concrete and metal, and are regenerated by the fresh breezes and the inspiring musicians encountered along the way. Jdid features contributions by Algerian vocalists Radia Menel, Sofiane Saidi, Amel Wahby and Cheikha Hadjla, by Turkish artist Cem Yildiz and Syrian keyboardist Rizan Said, as well as tracks written in collaboration with Tunisian/ Belgian producer Ammar 808 and with Les Filles d’Illighadad from Niger.

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