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Acid ArabAcid Arab is a duet from Paris whose goal is to mix all kind of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey or Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today’s powerful techno. Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, both djs for many years and residents of infamous Parisian club Chez Moune, have fallen in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R.

Band members Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho began with collecting existing tracks to enrich their DJ sets, with their own edits following soon after. Then, finally, they started creating tracks of their own. “We are fascinated by eastern music and its codes, such as complex rhythmic structures (binary and ternary superimposing upon each other), which drive dancers to trance just like acid house does. We’d like to take these codes and use analog techno devices (beatboxes, bassline machines) to create something new: an oriental acid music which combines the coldness of techno and the emotional and dramatic power of the East. Our knowledge of the dancefloor is now digested and we have spent night after night digging records and files to know more about Arabic music. We don’t want to be standardbearers of mixing whatever, we just want to be of our days. talking about mixing means there’s a split, a binary vision of an occidental vs oriental world – this is has-been. We don’t paste oriental sounds on occidental beats, we want to embody both cultures without pretending to reinvent oriental music or fooling ourselves by believing we’re inventing eastern dance music. We just want to be part of it, and contribute to this brilliant and enormous masterpiece that this music is, and has been for thousands of years.”

For months, Guido and Hervé gathered tracks that live and breathe the Acid Arab sound. The first extracts can be found on the two EP’s released as part of the ‘Collections’ series. But now the biggest collection has emerged, the album. The 70 minute oriental journey is brought to you by the expert hands of fifteen western artists. Some are well known, many instant favorites, and together they’ve created an unexpected drift off the beaten club track.

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