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Jdid

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Acid Arab - “Jdid” - cassette album (2019)

The Parisian collective has been building bridges between the northern, southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Their collaborations with Algerian, Tunisian, Turkish & Syrian artists as well as their spectacular shows & DJ sets have set fire to clubs and festivals around the globe. This is a very limited cassette edition of their acclaimed new album’Jdid’
Sparky Klystron
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Sparky Klystron The album makes me feel like
I’m on a journey...a spiritual journey. No matter I am and no matter how negative the vibes are around me, Acid Arab takes me
from all that and reminds me to celebrate what is most important....life! Favorite track: Staifia (feat. Radia Menel).
darwyn
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darwyn Utterly absorbing bonkers mental music, that sould be compulsory in mosques everywhere. How can anyone not be dancing AND smiling to this ace Arabic music? Top Quality. Club DZ - 1,2,3 Hey!! Favorite track: Club DZ.
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kingravana masterful sounds ACID ARAB! Favorite track: Rajel (feat. Ammar 808).
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  • Streaming + Download

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipack

    Includes unlimited streaming of Jdid via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP

    Includes unlimited streaming of Jdid via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    The Parisian collective has been building bridges between the northern, southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Their collaborations with Algerian, Tunisian, Turkish & Syrian artists as well as their spectacular shows & DJ sets have set fire to clubs and festivals around the globe. This is a very limited cassette edition of their acclaimed new album’Jdid’

    Includes unlimited streaming of Jdid via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15 EUR or more 

     

  • 7" vinyl including an exclusive, previously-unreleased song version of “Malek Ya Zahri - Acid Arab feat Cheikha Hadjla"

    Face A : Malek Ya Zahri (Album version)
    Face B : Malek Ya zahri (Chanson Version) feat Jean-Sylvain Le Gouic- bass

    Includes unlimited streaming of Malek Ya Zahri (feat. Cheikha Hadjla) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

With their intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music and Eastern sounds & vocals, the Parisian crew 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 & 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.

Keyboard player Kenzi Bourras originally joined Acid Arab to play on their live shows, but he's now become a full member of the band, and his Algerian roots played a crucial role in the development of the new tracks, some of which can be described as retrofuturist takes on raï music (the influential genre which flourished in Algeria since the 1920s, and became internationally popular in the 80s and 90s).

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released October 18, 2019

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