original mix by NOHA:
tigi-tigi:First bursting onto the scene in 1991, Hakim over the last decade has become one of Egypt’s top sha’abi performers, selling millions of cassettes and commanding high prices for playing at Cairo’s five-star weddings. (Egyptian musicians make their real money playing the wedding circuit, since cassettes are sold at cheap prices and are pirated on a massive scale.)
howa dah:Hakim’s brand of music is often referred to as “pop” or “modern” sha’abi. It is rooted in the sha’abi (literally, “popular”) music that emerged out of Egypt’s working class and popular districts in the sixties and seventies. Sha’abi is firmly grounded in Egypt’s folk traditions, but the rhythms are sped-up, the vocals are powerful and raucous, and the lyrics deal with everyday urban concerns and are loaded with street slang. Sha’abi is the prototypical music blaring from Cairo’s minibuses. Hakim’s sha’abi is “pop” by virtue of the fact that it has crossed over and been sweetened with romantic sentiment. (review by ted swedenburg)
The Beirut based electronica/acoustic/Arabic music fusion collective project is back with the 5th Studio album. After the success of the previous albums; including the massive self-titled debut album beirutbiloma, B sides, Basics and Blue which was an eclectic mixture of genres and styles, and a reference in modern Arabic music, 2008 sees Beirut Biloma back with a cracking new concept “electrojerk”.
Electro Jerk is a mind blowing International dirty electro house album with a serving of Arabian percussion flavors once again highlighting the multi talented Artist/Producer beirutbiloma.
The Sheesha Song:
Nyk has been fortunate enough to churn out his exclusive mixes at Mumbai’s most prestigious club namely ” POISON ” – A Joint Venture of India’s No. 1 Dj Aqeel and Gautam Singhania . His work has also been aired on FM stations across Delhi , Dubai , Mauritius and South Africa and some of his originals have been included in the compiled albums of Clubs all over.
Download the album below (Bollywood House Music):
O Jaana-Electro Mix: