27/04/2008

Putumayo Presents Arabic Groove (2001)

«If you want to know what's rocking the kasbah these days, Arabic Groove is where to start. From Algeria, Morocco, Egypt an other Arab countries we hear the dance-floor grooves and detect the influence of Western pop, notably funk, hip-hop and electronica. This of course makes sense from the Arabic point of view as those artists now get played alongside Westerners.

In 1996 Khaled had a number one hit in France with "Aisha" and since then groups like alabina and Natacha Atlas have further popularized Arabic music. In the club scene there's Transglobal Underground and others.

This album kicks off with a new single by Abdel ali Slimani, noted frontman for Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart. There's no space between cuts so you really get the sense of a programmed sequence for the dance-floor. Arabic Groove stands as one of the best sequenced and consistently great compilations ever.» (Muzikifan)

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7 comments:

Radu said...

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Egan Ehlers said...

Thanks.

chilipalmer said...

thank you

chip

Liam said...

thanks. i know theres a hip hip scene in palestine, of all places

sarah said...

thanks much!

Sakke said...

Humple thanks again, radu. Excellent stuff :)

Tono said...

fenomenal Radu!!!....gracias