This is not fusion. This is not a mix. This is a meeting – this is how Acid Arab describe their music. Frenchmen will begin the countdown to this year’s world’s biggest world-music fairs on first Katowice Before WOMEX 2017
Formed in 2012 by Parisian DJs Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, Acid Arab patiently honed their style by meeting with scores of artists from all over North Africa and the Middle East. Born in the transcultural cauldron that is Paris, their concept was to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music. They laid down groundwork by releasing several EPs, featuring collabs, remixes and tracks by other artists.
They achived quick success since 2012, what’s more surprising that none of the musicians does not have Arab roots. – We are fascinated by the Middle Eastern music, its varied rhythmic structures that leads to trance. So the same as acid house music – the musicians say. This is not Eastern music composed in the western sound, but the attempt of enter into a long tradition of Middle Eastern music.
Acid Arab in October 2016 released completely original, full-length studio album called “Musique de France” with a number of guests and Arab music stars such as Rahid Tacha.