Acid Arab FR
The Parisian band Acid Arab already stole our hearts away at Pohoda 2017. They play Eastern music on analogue rhythmic and bass boxes and create oriental acid, which is a fusion of cold techno, emotions and drama-charged orient. According to Pitchfork, their album Acid Arab Collections “is among the most enthusiastic collections of any sort of dance music to come out in recent memory.” The BBC presenter and DJ Gilles Petterson’s favourites released a great album Musique de France at the end of 2016 and last year they added a new release Jdid with the band's new member, keyboardist Kenzi Bourras. They will also present their new line-up and new music at the Trenčín airport in 2021.
The principal figures of Acid Arab are Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho who were the residents of Parisian club Chez Moune. What triggered their new orientation in music was a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R (owner of Versatile Records). What followed were visits to other countries of Northern Africa, Lebanon, Turkey, and India where they started digging local music records out in the vinyl shops. Their aim is not to add oriental elements to Western music but to mix and fuse these two cultures into new unique recordings. Their latest album Musique de France having received rave reviews from The Quietus or Mix Mag proves that this fusion works. In their “Album of the week” column, Rádio_FM described it as follows: “If you listen to it really loud and several times in a row, you are guaranteed to succumb to its spell!"
"The sounds of samples a lá Prodigy" and the sounds of zithers already put the Pohoda 2017 attenders in trance. This time the band will come back with their new album Jdid, which, according to them, combines the musical influences of the northern, southern and eastern Mediterranean coast with a drive of cities on the banks of the river Seine, Thames and Hudson. Concrete and metal are mixed with sand dunes and waves, which is highlighted by music guests from Algeria, Turkey, Tunisia and Syria. The album received four out of five stars from musicOMH with the words: "Their laudable intellectual curiosity and infectious enthusiasm offer a different perspective on, and with it a welcoming entry point to, entirely compelling music that is as emotionally satisfying as it is intriguing." The Acid Arab music-oriental tour will take you from Paris via Algeria to Istanbul and back during their live set at the 24th edition of Pohoda festival.