Workin Nights has turned me onto more new tunes than any streaming service ever could. If you love assembling mixes, listening to other’s mixes, and comparing tastes, WN is a go-to rabbit hole for meticulously curated music.
I put together a mix that is some attempt at a snapshot of contemporary experimental artists around the globe exploring arabic sounds, moods, textures, and scales. Far from the only artists mining middle eastern sounds but definitely some of the most interesting, exploratory, and genre-mashing.
New Weird Arabia
01. Maurice Louca – Al- ‘Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)
02. Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart – Self
03. Nadah El Shazly – Palmyra
04. Muqata’a – Marj Ibn Amer
05. Land of Kush – Against The Day
06. Alif – I’tiraf (Confession)
07. Sunn Trio – Al-Ghayb
08. Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – Mazzikaw Khof (Music and Fear)
09. Naujawanan Baidar – Mohajerin
10. EEK – Mouled El Ghoul
11. Oiseaux-Tempete – I Don’t Know, What Or Why (Mish Aaref Eish W Leish) (feat. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh)