New Arabic music mixtape Habibi Funk 003 by Jannis of Jakarta Records


“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,” says Jakarta Records’ Jannis Stürtz of his June 2015 excursion. He has previously laid down some Arabic heat for those of us who obsess about finding previously unheard tunes. Thus, Jannis drops Habibi Funk 003 Mix, with music from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon.

“After every mix I make, I feel like, ‘Uhh, getting enough records I like for the next one will be tough,'” he continues. “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.”

Apart from the Dalton re-release, Habibi Funk will be rereleasing music by Fadoul, Morocco’s answer to James Brown, who was also featured on the first two mixes.

Track list:

1. Carthago – Alech – Tunisia
2. Dalton – Alech – Tunisia (As re-released by Habibi Funk)
3. Ishan Al Munzer – Jamileh – Lebanon
4. Abd El Azim Abdallah – Ayam Ma Tayebouh – Sudan (Habibi EDIT)
5. Hamad Elrebh – Shahr Shareen – Sudan
6. Ousmane – Telass – Morocco
7. Dalton – Soul Brother – Tunisia (As re-released by Habibi Funk)
8. Golden Hands – Country Scenes – Morocco
9. Ammar Sheriyi – Gabar – Egypt
10. Naima Samih & Abdou El Omari – Zifaf Filada – Morocco
11. Ammar Sheriyi – Shagalouni – Egypt


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