Lebanese-born and living in Montreal for the past 10 years, we met Karim Haydar at one of our parties up north a few years back and stayed in touch. Then he sent us this dope mix of Crew Love jams awhile back and asked us if he could ever appear on The Adventures of Soul Clap. We always support up and coming DJs and Crew Love is True Love, so we said “give it a shot”. The first mix he turned in had a great early summer vibe, but we were really busy finishing our album and didn’t have time to post it. Then he opened for us at the Love Train party in Lebanon and we got to talking about his Arabic disco roots. That really intrigued me, so I asked him to try a mix of the jams that influenced him growing up. Part of the point of The Adventures is to push DJs out of their comfort zone and this is a perfect example of magic coming from exploration!
Some words from Karim:
In this episode, I fly you through a journey of carefully selected Disco/Funk tracks produced by some of the best musicians in the Arab, Turkish and French world such as Omar Souleyman, Elias Rahbani & his Orchestra,etc… This mix represents the domination of the Ottoman Empire in Lebanon and the Arab world between the year 1516 until the end of World War 1 in 1918. The colonization was followed by the French until 1943. Lebanon has been “Free” since. Midway through 2016 and we are still witnessing useless conflicts around the world, caused by a handful who seeks power and money. We should focus less on our political differences and shift that focus to what unites us as humans. Music has always been a universal language.
Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz feat. Metin Alatli (Baris K Edit) – Kamuran Akkor
Mawal Menzal (Original Mix) – Omar Souleyman
La Dance De Nadia (Original Mix) – Elias Rahbani
Ana Ouna – Maurice El Médioni meets Roberto Rodriguez
Donme Dolap (Baris K Edit) – Modern Folk Uclusu
Instrumental – Elias Rahbani
Tawwalt El Gheba feat. Gilles Peterson (Original Mix) – Omar Souleyman
Y’a du blues (Tans Pis C’est La Vie) – Marché Noir
Liza Liza – Elias Rahbani & his Orchestra
Summer Love – Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra
Laure Ohoubouki – Feiruz