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Various – Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection (2LP+MP3)
Friday, October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1615590 Habibi Funks erster Sampler ist eine Einführung in einen eklektischen Mix von Musik aus der arabischen Welt der der späten 1960er bis zu den frühen 1980ers. Coladera aus Algerian trifft marokkanischen Funk, Disco aus Ägypten, Jazz aus dem Sudan und libanesische AOR Sounds. 16 weitestgehend vergessene Tracks, 5 davon komplett unveröffentlicht. Folgt uns auf eine Reise zu einer Vielzahl verschiedener Sounds und unerwarteter Entdeckungen.
Available from 01.12.2017

Various – Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection
Friday, October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection

Image: 1615636 Habibi Funks erster Sampler ist eine Einführung in einen eklektischen Mix von Musik aus der arabischen Welt der der späten 1960er bis zu den frühen 1980er Jahren. Coladera aus Algerian trifft marokkanischen Funk, Disco aus Ägypten, Jazz aus dem Sudan und libanesische AOR Sounds. 16 weitestgehend vergessene Tracks, fünf davon komplett unveröffentlicht. Folgt uns auf eine Reise zu einer Vielzahl verschiedener Sounds und unerwarteter Entdeckungen! Available from 01.12.2017

Habibi Funk präsentiert ein Album mit Musik der ägyptischen Band Al Massrieen aus den 70er Jahren
Friday, April 21st, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Die Band Al Massrien ist Habibi Funks erste Entdeckung als Musikkassette. Im Ägypten der 1970er Jahre ist die Band eine sehr bekannte Gruppe, die aus Musikern bestand, die bis heute noch in verschiedenen Jazz-Formationen aktiv sind. Hany Shenoda ist der Kopf und das Mastermind der Gruppe. Der in Ägypten auch heute noch bewunderte Musiker hat […]

Poster – Habibi Funk
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Poster – Habibi Funk

Available from 28.04.2017

Fadoul – Arabic funk music with a punk attitude
Friday, December 11th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Eight tracks of raw Arabic funk music, none of these have ever been reissued before. So far Fadoul (or Fadaul, or Faddoul, the transcribtion of his name to latin letters differs)& his music had not been rediscovered, as a matter of fact most of those songs still left no trace whatsoever in the world wide […]

Al Massrieen – Modern Music
Friday, March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Al Massrieen – Modern Music

Image: 1609003 Die Band Al Massrien ist Habibi Funks erste Entdeckung als Musikkassette. Im Ägypten der 1970er Jahre ist die Band eine sehr bekannte Gruppe, die aus Musikern bestand, die bis heute noch in verschiedenen Jazz-Formationen aktiv sind. Hany Shenoda ist der Kopf und das Mastermind der Gruppe. Der in Ägypten auch heute noch bewunderte Musiker hat mit allen Größen der Szene von Abdel Halim Hafez bis Mohamed Mounir zusammengearbeitet. Al Massrien ist seine Version von moderner Ägyptischer Popmusik, gepaart mit Poesie und wurde unterstützt von Naguib Mahfouz (Ägyptens einziger Nobelpreisgewinner für Literatur). Der Sound der Band bewegt sich zwischen Disco wie in “Sah” bis Psych Rock bei “Horreya”, oder Jazz-Pop wie in “Edba Mn Gded”. Die Musik der Band wurde bisher nicht auf LP veröffentlicht (bis auf eine Best-of Compilation in Griechenland). Das nun erscheinende Vinylalbum ist vollständig lizenziert und enthält ein ausführliches Booklet mit Liner Notes, einem Interview mit Hany Shenoda und unveröffentlichten Fotos. Available from 28.04.2017

Al Massrieen – Modern Music (LP+MP3)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Al Massrieen – Modern Music (LP+MP3)

Image: 1609004 Al Massrieen: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt

In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music, that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard before. It became apparent that it was time to start looking for other formats. Cassette tapes were the obvious alternative. These were introduced in the arabic world around the late 1970s. In some countries they took over a bit earlier, in others a bit later, but eventually they pushed the vinyl format out of the market in the 1980s. In Egypt this trend already even started in the late 1970s.

Al Massrieen was one of the first bands I learned about once I discovered the tape format for myself. They were really popular in Egypt in the 1970s and the more of their music I found on either tapes or Arabic pirate mp3 sites, the more I was becoming a fan. Only very few bands from the region can match the band’s versatility as well as their strive for innovation. Hany Shenoda is the man behind the Al Massrieen band. He is a reknown figure of the Egyptian music scene and has worked with everyone from Abdel Halim Hafez to Mohamed Mounir. Al Massrieen was his attempt to introduce his ideas of modernizing Egyptian music, heavily encouraged by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt’s only winner of the Nobel Price for literature) after discussing his ideas with him.
Al Massrieen’s sound goes from lush disco like “Sah” to psych rock like “Horreya” or incredible jazz fused pop on songs such as “Edba Mn Gded”. I was shocked to realize the band seemed to be hardly known outside Egypt, even though I feel they’re at least on the same level as Ahmed Fakroun. An relative obscurity which I largely attribute to the fact that their releases never have been pressed on vinyl (apart from a Greece best of LP which wasn’t a strong compilation of the group’s songs). One way or another it felt like this band and especially their composer, band leader and overall brain Hany Shenoda was in need to get some recognition outside of Egypt. The release is fully licensed from the band and comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, interviews and unseen photos.

Tracklist:
1. Asef Gedan
2. Ebda’ Men Gedid
3. Sah
4. Longa 79
5. El Sobhiya
6. Bahebek La*
7. Men Awel Deqiqa
8. Mafatshi Leh
9. Betebki Leh
10. Hatgini Tani
11. Horreya
12. El Bahr Azra*
13. West El Ghabat

*CD & Digi exclusive

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Available from 28.04.2017

Ahmed Malek – Musique Original De Films
Friday, April 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ahmed Malek – Musique Original De Films

Image: 1602564 Ahmed Malek war ein algerischer Komponist mit dem Fokus auf Musik für Filme. Seine Kompositionen bewegen sich irgendwo zwischen arabischen Einflüssen, Jazz und Funk. Habibi Funk reissued seine Musik zum ersten Mal, inklusive unveröffentlichter Tracks, lizensiert von der Familie des Künstlers. Der Nachfolger zum Fadoul Album auf Habibi Funk ist ein echter Tipp für Fans von Ennio Morricone und Releases auf Now Again, Soundway, Analog Africa, Light In The Attic, usw. Available from 13.05.2016

Fadoul – Al Zman Saib (LP+MP3)
Friday, October 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fadoul – Al Zman Saib (LP+MP3)

Image: 1600587 8 tracks of raw Arabic funk music, none of these have ever been reissued before. So far Fadoul (or Fadaul, or Faddoul, the transcribtion of his name to latin letters differs)& his music had not been rediscovered, as a matter of fact most of those songs still left no trace whatsoever in the world wide web. It took us 2 years and countless trips to Morocco to find the artists family to license the release from them. Vinyl and CD edition come with liner notes, unseen live photos and lyrics translations.

From the press release:
“There was one record in particular that caught my attention. It was by a band called „Fadaul et les Privileges“ and mentioned James Brown in the writing credits of the song „Sid Redad“ on the a-side. Needless to say my expectations were high. The first time I heard the record I was blown away. A cover of James Brown’s „Papa got a brand new bag“ sung in arabic and backed by a rawly recorded three piece band. It’s hard to describe the music without having listened to it, but as time went by I somehow ended up summarizing it as Arabic funk played with a punk attitude. A description, that I feel, comes fairly close. Soon I became obsessed by the record but nobody seemed to know anything about the vinyl or the artists, even google didn’t help. A true gem forgotten about through the passages of time. I kept on traveling to Morocco trying to find infos about the artists, which did not end up being fruitful during the first couple of trips. What kept me going was the fact that over the course of the next years I kept on finding different records by Fadoul, in the end a total of four. They all had the raw sound aesthetic of „Sid Redad“. Energetic performances, a mighty voice and a very lively atmosphere that was preserved in the recordings.”

“Sid Redad” has gotten plays on BBC, Radio Nova and more, our Habibi Funk mixes habe been featured by The Guardian, Radio Nova, Waxpoetics, okayplayer.com, konbini.fr and many more.

“Is that Arabic? Very FUXXXING COOL!!“ DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)

Available from 11.12.2015

Dalton – Alech
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dalton – Alech

Image: 1597327 Dalton war eine tunesische Band. Gegründet in den frühen 70ern, waren sie Teil einer neuen Musikszene in Tunis, welche sich sowohl aus westlichen wie auch aus regionalen Einflüssen speiste. “Alech” war das einzige Release der Gruppe und wurde 1972 in Italien aufgenommen und als Privatpressung veröffentlicht. Die Wiederveröffentlichung ist von der Band lizensiert und die erste Platte auf dem neuen Jakarta Sub-Label Habibi Funk, welches sich auf Veröffentlichungen aus der arabischen Welt fokussieren wird. Available from 14.08.2015

Ahmed Malek – Algeria’s answer to Ennio Morricone
Friday, May 6th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Ahmed Malek was one of the most important musicians of the Algerian scene of the 1970s. His sountrack works that were composed for various Algerian movies of the time fuse Arabic influences with jazz, psych and funk influences. Dark cineastic soundscapes meet african Jazz at times reminicent of Mulatu. Original copies of his vinyl releases […]

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Ahmed Malek & Flako – The Electronic Tapes (LP+MP3)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ahmed Malek & Flako – The Electronic Tapes (LP+MP3)

Unreleased early Algerian synth electronic by Ahmed Malek, compiled and co-produced by FlakoIn the early 1980s, Ahmed Malek was already in his 50s , when he discovered synthesizers and electronic music for himself and started to experiment with sounds…

Ahmed Malek – Musique Original De Films (LP+MP3)
Friday, April 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ahmed Malek – Musique Original De Films (LP+MP3)

Image: 1602563 Ahmed Malek – Algeria’s Ennio Morricone

Ahmed Malek was one of the most important musicians of the Algerian scene of the 1970s. His sountrack works that were composed for various Algerian movies of the time fuse Arabic influences with jazz, psych and funk influences. Dark cineastic soundscapes meet african Jazz at times reminicent of Mulatu. Original copies of his vinyl releases have been sold for enormous amounts. For this release we combined the strongest tracks from his releases with a selection of unreleased material straight from the families archive. The vinyl edition comes with a 8 page 12” size booklet, the cd version with a 16 page booklet with lot of unseen photos, an interview with the artist from 1978 and an introduction to Algerian cinema.

Introduction:
I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a music recoding session which ended up being released by Jakarta Records as the “Sawtuha” release. I knew I would have some time off during my stay and I was certain that I would dedicate some of this time to diggin. I askesome people whether they knew of any titles that I should look for. Roskow, who also ended up re-mastering this release, told me about an Algerian composer called Ahmed Malek whose music was also released in Tunisia.

Fast forward three years: Arabic records have become my number one hobby and luckily I got my hands on a copy of Ahmed Malek’s “Musique Originale De Films” album. I already knew some of the tracks but listening to the music the way it was originally released, and not as a crappy Youtube version, made me fall in love with Malek’s compositions all the more. It manages to create this very special mood: melancholic and reflective, emotional and touching, but never depressing. Even without having seen any of the pictures created for this, it immediately brings visuals to one’s imagination. Around that time I became captivated with the idea of reissuing some of Ahmed Malek’s music. I knew some people had tried to locate his family but, but with no success. In the end it was an incredible amount of luck that made it possible for you to read these words and listen to this record. I had a DJ gig in Beirut playing old Arabic records and I mentioned my passion for Ahmed Malek’s music to a friend. She said she knew one person in Algier, and as much as it would be a shot in the dark, she could ask her if she had an idea of how to find Malek’s family. Two weeks went by before I heard back, and what I got was incredibly good news. Her Algerian friend was the neighbor of Ahmed Malek’s daughter! I’m not a spiritual person, but it felt like the universe wanted to see this release happen.

https://soundcloud.com/habibifunk/habibi-funk-003-ahmed-malek-omar-gatalatou-unreleased-version-pre-order-link-is-description

Tracklist

1. Omar Gatlatou
2. Tikjda
3. La Ville
4. La Ville Part 2*
5. Halla*
6. Maya
7. Les Vacances De L’Inspecteur Tahar
8. La Silence Des Cendres*
9. Autopsie D’un Complot
10. La Côte
11. Henya
12. Bolero
13. Un Toit Et Une Famille*
14. Omar Gatlatou (alt. Version)

* previously unreleased Available from 13.05.2016

Mop Mop – Lunar Love
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mop Mop – Lunar Love

Image: 1602255 The incredible Mop Mop are back with their fifth album Lunar Love.

CD Tracklisting :
01. Alfa
02. Adhara
03. Totem feat. Anthony Joseph
04. Spaceship: Earth feat. Anthony Joseph
05. Omega
06. Lunar Love
07. The Barber feat. Anthony Joseph
08. Habibi
09. Plato
10. The Serpent feat. Anthony Joseph
11. Supreme feat. Wayne Snow
12. Foreign Correspondents feat. Annabel

MOP MOP continue their journey through musically wide open spaces and places.
Refining their sound even more, creating an unique and deep atmosphere based on the
idea of traditional Gnawa rhythms mixed with a heavy Dub-Jazz-Funk pulse. They left the
„Isle Of Magic“ – but the magical experience of their music and vibe gets even more exciting
. . .
… as ANDREA BENINI and MOP MOP once again take a wonderful imaginary trip to a
place which echoes and results in another deep musical trip. From the „Isle Of Magic“ to
„Lunar Love“ – „There are other places out there“ – Sun Ra knew about these places outta
space, MOP MOP now take a journey from a mystical bright shining star called „Adhara“ to
Mother Earth, being aliens from a kind of similar but yet different planet which they had to
leave as they have destroyed and abused their ground, now in search of a new land.
Looking at our blue planet from a different point of view. „Show me this place they call
Earth and let me land this ship“, says ANTHONY JOSEPH in one of the key tracks
„Spaceship:Earth“.
Starting the trip with the soothing sounds of a Hang Drum, „Alfa“ leads into the four
movements of „Lunar Love“ – The Journey, The Awakening, The Experience and Close
Encounters. „Adhara“ then sounds like the Sultans Of Swing found their Karmacoma
finally, melodies of leaving and inquiring discoveries at the same time. Unquestionably,
Adhara must have been a wonderful place, but now it’s time to find a new life somewhere in
space, all under the sign of the magical „Lunar Love“ in the end. Hardly anyone can elude
the irresistibly rhythms of intrumental tracks like „Habibi“ or „Plato“ as parts of the journey
through space and time. „Supreme“, a beautiful and soulful love ballad and the dreamy
„Foreign Correspondent“, which is about the amalgamation of aliens and humans, the
destiny for a new way of living and caring, are the soundtrack to the release in a quite
peaceful setting after a long journey.
„Lunar Love“ once again features over ten brilliant musicians, each one contributing their
art homogeneously to ANDREA BENINI’s musical visions. ALEX TREBO on piano,
PASQUALE MIRRA on vibraphone, balafon and marimba, SALVATORE LAURIOLA on
electric and double bass, DANILO MINEO playing all kinds of primary percussions like
surdo, udu drums, tumbadora and the morrocan krakebs, which BENINI also uses on most
of the tracks like a traditional drum set. Additional hang, ARP synthesizers, Moog, guitars
and many other instruments create this unique atmosphere of the album. Poet and
musician ANTHONY JOSEPH on the vocals adding his outstanding poetry as an essential
ingredient, telling the story and matching perfectly with the overall vibe of the tribal Dub
Jazz Funk pulse. WAYNE SNOW’s sweet voice making „Supreme“ this beautiful love song
and Ninja Tune artist ANNABEL ELLIS dreamy chant inspired by Satie and Debussy feels
just right in place in „Foreign Correspondent“.
The whole album has been recorded in five excellent studios located in Berlin and
Ravenna using vintage analog equipment for he bliss of a warm sound, which can only be
achieved by using analogue tape in the end. „Lunar Love“ is MOP MOP’s fifth studio album
and it turns out to be BENINI’s best work to date, deep and sometimes dark, but uplifting,
very soulful and very original at the same time. Combining his afro american jazz
background with a tribal offbeat approach and a wonderful story on top. Reaching out to a
state of trance which feels very good once you let yourself go. Please take your seats and
join MOP MOP on this journey to these „Other places out there“ you haven’t seen and
heard yet.
„So take the dark away, leave me the day“ ANTHONY JOSEPH

„Love On A Far Away Planet“ (Sun Ra)
„Space Will Be My Home?“ (Mop Mop)

EPK https://youtu.be/mHM3-V5TXyE Available from 06.05.2016

Mop Mop – Lunar Love (Gatefold / 180g / MP3)
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mop Mop – Lunar Love (Gatefold / 180g / MP3)

Image: 1602256 The incredible Mop Mop are back with their fifth album Lunar Love.

DLP Tracklisting :

Side 1 (The Journey)
A1 – Alfa 2:04
A2 – Adhara 5:12
A3 – Totem 4:26

Side 2 (The Awakening)
B1 – Spaceship: Earth feat. Anthony Joseph 6:01
B2 – Omega 1:59
B3 – Lunar Love 6:17

Side 3 (The Experience)
C1 – The Barber feat. Anthony Joseph 6:42
C2 – Habibi 8:58

Side 4 (Close Encounters)
D1 – Plato 10:07
D2 – The Serpent feat. Anthony Joseph 5:34

MOP MOP continue their journey through musically wide open spaces and places.
Refining their sound even more, creating an unique and deep atmosphere based on the
idea of traditional Gnawa rhythms mixed with a heavy Dub-Jazz-Funk pulse. They left the
„Isle Of Magic“ – but the magical experience of their music and vibe gets even more exciting
. . .
… as ANDREA BENINI and MOP MOP once again take a wonderful imaginary trip to a
place which echoes and results in another deep musical trip. From the „Isle Of Magic“ to
„Lunar Love“ – „There are other places out there“ – Sun Ra knew about these places outta
space, MOP MOP now take a journey from a mystical bright shining star called „Adhara“ to
Mother Earth, being aliens from a kind of similar but yet different planet which they had to
leave as they have destroyed and abused their ground, now in search of a new land.
Looking at our blue planet from a different point of view. „Show me this place they call
Earth and let me land this ship“, says ANTHONY JOSEPH in one of the key tracks
„Spaceship:Earth“.
Starting the trip with the soothing sounds of a Hang Drum, „Alfa“ leads into the four
movements of „Lunar Love“ – The Journey, The Awakening, The Experience and Close
Encounters. „Adhara“ then sounds like the Sultans Of Swing found their Karmacoma
finally, melodies of leaving and inquiring discoveries at the same time. Unquestionably,
Adhara must have been a wonderful place, but now it’s time to find a new life somewhere in
space, all under the sign of the magical „Lunar Love“ in the end. Hardly anyone can elude
the irresistibly rhythms of intrumental tracks like „Habibi“ or „Plato“ as parts of the journey
through space and time. „Supreme“, a beautiful and soulful love ballad and the dreamy
„Foreign Correspondent“, which is about the amalgamation of aliens and humans, the
destiny for a new way of living and caring, are the soundtrack to the release in a quite
peaceful setting after a long journey.
„Lunar Love“ once again features over ten brilliant musicians, each one contributing their
art homogeneously to ANDREA BENINI’s musical visions. ALEX TREBO on piano,
PASQUALE MIRRA on vibraphone, balafon and marimba, SALVATORE LAURIOLA on
electric and double bass, DANILO MINEO playing all kinds of primary percussions like
surdo, udu drums, tumbadora and the morrocan krakebs, which BENINI also uses on most
of the tracks like a traditional drum set. Additional hang, ARP synthesizers, Moog, guitars
and many other instruments create this unique atmosphere of the album. Poet and
musician ANTHONY JOSEPH on the vocals adding his outstanding poetry as an essential
ingredient, telling the story and matching perfectly with the overall vibe of the tribal Dub
Jazz Funk pulse. WAYNE SNOW’s sweet voice making „Supreme“ this beautiful love song
and Ninja Tune artist ANNABEL ELLIS dreamy chant inspired by Satie and Debussy feels
just right in place in „Foreign Correspondent“.
The whole album has been recorded in five excellent studios located in Berlin and
Ravenna using vintage analog equipment for he bliss of a warm sound, which can only be
achieved by using analogue tape in the end. „Lunar Love“ is MOP MOP’s fifth studio album
and it turns out to be BENINI’s best work to date, deep and sometimes dark, but uplifting,
very soulful and very original at the same time. Combining his afro american jazz
background with a tribal offbeat approach and a wonderful story on top. Reaching out to a
state of trance which feels very good once you let yourself go. Please take your seats and
join MOP MOP on this journey to these „Other places out there“ you haven’t seen and
heard yet.
„So take the dark away, leave me the day“ ANTHONY JOSEPH

„Love On A Far Away Planet“ (Sun Ra)
„Space Will Be My Home?“ (Mop Mop)

EPK https://youtu.be/mHM3-V5TXyE Available from 06.05.2016

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