Never was there an artist with a more appropriate name than selector of the funk-spectrum: Habibi Funk. Honouring Middle Eastern and Arabic artists' remembrance on a quest of saving musical history from oblivion. What characterizes this artist is the authenticity of the process. Paying a tribute to not only the artists and their families but to a time of musical development and cross-cultural-pollination.
The predictably unpredictable DJ sets of San Soda are made up of carefully chosen gems. His main preference of classic house and techno with a rough, Chicago and Detroit bent, is interspersed with cheerful disco, enchanting Afro or timeless electro cuts, creating his own little island in the world of music. He is a gimmick-free, no-nonsense selector who preferably avoids tricks and effects. Enjoy as he allows the music to play out as it was intended by its makers.
For Atlas Electronic Podcast 011 we've invited Nyege Nyege artist DJ Kampire. Bringing meaning to the word connecting, her sets are a successful fusion of both the old and new school sounds of the diaspora. This mix is an almost provocative invite to let go of any prejudice towards what you think you might know about dance music and just dance.
You can read about DJ Kampire, her young-spirited mind, the roots of her inspiration and the power of dance music as a tool for inclusion on www.atlas-electronic.com/podcast-011-dj-kampire.
Here's my session at Red Light Radio recorded during Atlas Electronic, Marrakech.
De Los Miedos is the name used by the Portuguese Sebastião Delerue. Releasing 70s mid oriental classic tracks from Turkey, Lebanon, and Israel on his own record label Ostra Discos from 2014 on, this artist loves to blow new life into old titles. Get ready to be taken to different era’s and into different universes.
Podcast 012 by Paloma Colombe (@paloma-colombe) is all about the coming together of two worlds. The French Algerian artist recorded this set right after her most recent trip to Algeria. With several radio shows to her name in France and the UK, her love for music is expressed in many ways. This set is a one-hour percussion-and-bass-heavy party mix exposing a different side to the usually mellow sound of Paloma Colombe.
Want to know more? Read the full interview on topics like complicated heritage and the healing power of music on www.atlas-electronic.com/podcast-012-paloma-colombe.
The brothers Tenzers take us back to the days of extravagant basslines, bombastic wind-horns and smooth guitar riffs. Although the brothers Tenzers are known for their versatile Chicago and Detroit sounds, this three-hour long podcast is the perfect depiction of their diversity. Enjoy this homage to their love for jazz, funk, and soul.
Jugurtha has named themselves after the Namibian king who stood up against the roman dictatorship a little over 2000 years ago. A truculent, complex and vibrant person. The magnitude that name carries suits the musical duo’s ambitious project – ever aiming to further develop oriental music down the sacred lines of electronic music.
Listen to a short interview (with minor technicalities) followed by a free-spirited eclectic set by none other than omnipotent Egyptian poet, writer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Abdullah Miniawy (@abdullahmadm).
Taking our guests from @strangesoundsfrombeyond (w/ DJ Marcelle, mad miran & twice upon a time) on a stroll through memory lane in this Red Light Radio show as we look back on last year's festival and their memorable experience.