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Electrojerk, Beirutbiloma

If you like beach-partying or nightclubbing to dirty electro-house music with a flavour of Arabic percussion sounds, then this is for you.

If you like beach-partying or nightclubbing to dirty electro-house music with a flavour of Arabic percussion sounds, then this is the album for you. The producer Mohammad Kebbe had a successful single in 1999, then produced his first independent white label in 2001 and released it in Beirut under the name of Biloma. He had a hit with Drive Me to Beirut, reaching number two in Beirut's Radio One Top 20. In 2004, he released two albums, the self-titled BeirutBiloma and B-side. Both had the ambition of pioneering a new kind of music - Arabic house music with a western twist. Kebbe wanted to create a unique type of music that showed his engineering and production skills, and would work in any nightclub anywhere in the world. Electrojerk, with the latest hit single I Wanna Dance in Beirut, contains a mixture of authentic Arabic sounds fused with repetitive upbeat and trance electro-pulses. He certainly creates a new take on house music, and listening to the album is reminiscent of being in a nightclub. And although after a while the album does start to sound a little repetitive, it certainly does put you in the mood to dance.

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