Published March 2, 2010
Tags: 2009, Album, Arabic, arranger, Beirut, Belaaks, Bio, Composer, concept, Download, Elissa, Jazz, Jean, Lebanon, Marie, Mix, Mp3, Music, Oriental, Producer, Riachi, Soft, Video, Yara
Jean-Marie Riachi is a Lebanese arranger, composer and record producer.
He began his music career performing in local bars and clubs.
Riachi launched his musical production and composing career in 1999 when he produced his first “hit”, Baddi Doub. It was performed by Elissa, a Lebanese singer.
In 2009, after 2 years of work and preparation, Belaaks was released. Its a new concept of albums that combine instrumental & vocal, guest artists.
It starts with Yara’s “Shefto min Beid” and ends with a duet between Ramy Ayach and Abir Ne’me, “Belaaks” (the opposite direction) with a couple of international songs in between. The album has a mixed flavor between Jazz & Arabic. It is great music for different moods.
Published February 3, 2010
Tags: $O$, Album, Antwoord, Bio, Cape Town, Die, Die Antwoord, Music, New, Ninja, Rap, Single, South Africa
Formed in Cape Town, South Africa during Spring 2009, Die Antwoord is an afrikaans futuristic ninja rap crew consisting of Ninja (Waddy Jones of MaxNormal.TV), Yo-Landi Vi$er and snor-rapsuperstar Jack Parow. DJ Hi-Tek keeps the beats nice and dirty.
The majority of their debut album, $O$, was released for free on the Internet in 2009 – Ninja also handed out free albums with hand-drawn artwork at live shows called $O$: Burnt By the Master. The band are now on Magnetron Music and are rumoured releasing a very special, limited-edition package for 2010 featuring the album, a DVD and a book.Die Antwoord’s $O$ Album/DVD/Book package has a European release pending and the cover was photographed by the world famous, dark surrealist master, Roger Ballen.
Published August 31, 2009
Tags: Bio, Fashion, Gem, Karl Lagerfeld
“I`m not a French designer. I`m from nowhere. I`m a European, old European is all I am.” ~Karl Lagerfeld
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