Acid Arab (DJ) & AMMAR 808 (Live)

Date:Sat 15 Feb
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (standing)
Price:£17 adv

Acid Arab (Paris) with support from AMMAR 808 (Tunisia) 

Acid Arab (DJ)

Formed in 2012 by Parisian DJs Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, Acid Arab patiently honed their style by meeting with scores of artists from all over North Africa and the Middle East. Born in the transcultural cauldron that is Paris, their concept was to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music. Moving on to create their own tracks, they became a fully-fledged musical entity by teaming up with Pierrot Casanova, Nicolas Borne, and later with sensational Algerian keyboard player Kenzi Bourras.

Since the release of their debut album Musique de France, Acid Arab performed all around the world. They were nominated for a Victoire de la Musique (French music industry awards) and for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards (UK), while the album topped CMJ's New World Chart (US).

The band have been putting up their own Hafla club nights in several countries, on which they perform with up-and-coming like-minded artists. They've recently launched Acid Arab Records, their own imprint in association with Crammed Discs, dedicated to discovering and signing innovative electronic music artists from North Africa and the Middle East. The first two signings on the imprint are Egyptian producer & performer Rozzma, and Palestinian duet Zenobia. 


AMMAR 808 (Live)

AMMAR 808 - produced and developed by the acclaimed Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf) - takes you into the dark realms of North African futurism.

A musical world filled with magical creatures, an inevitable ultra low TR-808 bass and fiercely aggressive beats deeply mingled with the authentic sound of “Targ” (an old music style from North-Western Tunisia) in a futuristic visual atmosphere provided by Sia Rosenberg’s vjaying, that’s AMMAR 808, a compact version of AMMAR 808 & the Mahgreb United.

Sofyann Ben Youssef aka AMMAR 808 teams up with Cheb Hassen Tej (vocals and Gasba) and the Gasba (flute) master Lassaed Bougalmi who also performs on the powerful Zokra. 

Part of the Ahbab Festival

Delicious Arabic Meze and Tagines available from the Bedouin kitchen.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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