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Jannis of the Jakarta Records imprint brings us another splendid and super funky mix of Arabic 70’s and 80’s music.

“In the last couple of months I had the privilege to be able to travel a lot for DJ gigs and in order to find Fadoul’s family (the fruits of this labour can be found here: habibifunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/azmanah-salb). I spent some time in Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan. This mix is some of the music I found, a few trades are in there too. It’s quite a colorful range. Disco from Algeria and Morocco, a James Brown cover from Egypt, a modern soul meets reggae hybrid from Tunisia, a new Fadoul track that the internet doesn’t seem to know of yet and some other great bits and pieces. Come along to another journey to the funky side of the arab world…..”

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.”