The Parisian techno-Arabic fusionists' first full-length is out on Crammed Discs next week
Acid Arab, the Paris-based collective who blend techno with Arabic influences, will release their debut album Musique De France - already touted by Gilles Peterson as "one of the albums of the year" - on Crammed Discs next week. And to build anticipation they've just released a music video for the track Sayarat 303, which you can watch below.
Acid Arab were formed by DJs Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho in 2012. Starting out as a remix project but soon moving on to create their own tracks, the pair work with producers from North Africa and the Middle East to, in their words, "create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music". Their debut album, for instance, features contributions from Algerian keyboard player Kenzi Bourra, Syrian musician Rizan Said, Paris-based raï (Algerian folk) fusionist Sofian Saidi and gnawa (Moroccan religous music) vocalist Jawad El Garrouge.
The results blend house and techno stylings with world music, as you can hear (and see) below...