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Two hours of lovingly curated music, features and the legendary “Worldwide Family mixtape” DJ mix series exclusive to this show which is syndicated weekly to radio stations around the world.

This weeks Worldwide Family Mixtape comes from two talented French producers. Tune into Acid Arab whilst they join the dots between Eastern sounds and Electronic music, turning our weekly mixtape into an eclectic selection of rhythms.

Hervé Carvalho and Guido Minisky aka Acid Arab take us on a cultural voyage of sound.

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Who are ACIA ARAB:

Acid Arab is a duet from Paris whose goal is to mix all kind of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey or… Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today’s powerful techno. Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho (+ Sex Schön in the studio), both djs for many years and residents of infamous Parisian club Chez Moune, have fallen in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R. They’ve managed to convince a lot of producers to come along with them on this fantastic voyage and create a track for their ‘Acid Arab Collections‘, which are naturally released by Gilb’R’s label, Versatile Records.
On this first EP you will hear the French dance master I:Cube giving his own definition of an Arabic acid track. Inspired by some old guys talking in an Algerian café, he called it “Le bon vieux temps” (‘Good old days’). The Syrian star Omar Souleyman has accepted to let Crackboy (from Tigersushi and I’m A Cliché) remix one of his famous hits ‘Shift Al Mani‘. It’s acid at its best, empowered by Souleyman’s vocals. Acid Arab organized a live session at Versatile studio with keyboardist / guitarist Turzi (Record Makers), keyboardist / bassist Judah Warsky (Pan European Recordings) and a very special guest : Adnan Mohamed, aged 60, who’s played traditional oud guitar all his life in Kurdistan and France. Dj Gilb’R, the brain behind the muscles, has mixed these sounds to create an epic cosmic symphony that the team called ‘Cosmique Arabe‘ by Boyz In The Oud. Lastly, Acid Arab themselves deliver their ‘Theme‘, a journey through beats and a Persian melody that has already got support from Gilles Peterson, Lovefingers, TLR, Skudge, Tim Sweeney and Radio Nova (Paris).

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The Alan Lorber Orchestra – The Flute Thing (Verve Records)
Matoub Lounès – Tagrawla (Unknown)
Itzik Kala (Unknown)
Atef & Djamila – Ghir Guablouhali (Universon)
Omar Souleyman – Yagbuni (Ribbon Music)
Orchestre National De Barbès – Gamra (Musiques Du Monde)
Yemen Blues – At Va’ani (White Label)
Leyan & Tomapam feat. Cyph4 – A.M. Horrorscope (Chinese Man Records)
Promatic – Got Yo Bitch (Koch Records)
Pheno S – Takamba (Sahel Sounds)
Suns Of Arqa – Tick Tock Drop (Muslimgauze Remix) (Emotional Rescue)
Judah Warsky – Bruxelles (Pan European Recordings)
Gully & Lowki – 100 Rupees (Generation Bass)
Gia Project – A Leviathan In My Pocket (Unknown)