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Jannis of Jakarta Records brings us another mix of Arabic music gems (the third mix in his series) and it’s perfect for getting you ready for summer vacation.

“Earlier this month I was in North Africa for another digging trip and ended up finding quite some records I didn’t know before or I had no copy of so I felt it was time for another mix. After every mix I make I feel like „Uhh, getting enough records I like for the next one will be tough“. But every time I end up getting proven wrong by the rich musical heritage of Arabic musicians that worked on combining local influences with western musical traditions. Just like Dalton, the Tunisian band we just re-released on our new Habibi Funk label, who are also prominently featured on this mix.

For now please enjoy the new mix featuring music from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon.”

Sunday listening courtesy of Jannis, the label boss over at German label Jakarta Records.

“I got to travel a lot in North Africa in the last years thru touring with Blitz the ambassador and the studio session with oddisee for sawtuha in Tunisia. While being there i did some digging and found some incredible music from the 60s and 70s. Some of the music in this mix has zero info on the net, was never sold on ebay and has not been “rediscovered” yet. Others are somewhat classics in the field of „arabic groove“. The music in this mix comes from Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon and Syria.”