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A Baker's Dozen Special! Acid Arab's Guide To MENA Bangers
Jeremy Allen , December 4th, 2019 15:32

Jeremy Allen sits down with Acid Arab for a whirlwind tour through their essential belters from the Middle East and North Africa


Mekine U Teksi 'Emigration' (Hard Fist)
Guido: We're not even sure we know the truth about Mekine U Teksi. We don't really know who they are. We think they're from Dusseldorf, but when I say they, it might only be one person. Maybe Hervé knows more?    Hervé: No. Nobody knows.    Guido: The only thing we know is that they played a lot at the Salon des Amateurs, that's why we think that maybe they are from Dusseldorf. Because we don't see acts playing Salon des Amateurs coming from other countries too much, but we don't know. It's a mystery. But he, she or they are making really good music, and not only this track. 'Postanatolische de Steppenroboter', the EP that this comes from, is amazing, but we've heard a couple of new tracks on various compilations and they’re always really good. This track was on a French label called Hard Fist and it’s a banger to us, even though it deals with low bpm and is discreet sounding.