DJ Aïcha has compiled and released the following albums on Nascente/Demon Music Group. They are available worldwide through leading high street and online record stores.
Khaled - Rebel of Raï
2CD, released 2009.
Khaled's best recordings prior to his worldwide hit "Didi". Rebel of Raï spans almost 20 years of his career, draws music from over 10 albums, and includes his ever-popular hits "Chebba", "La Camel" and "S'Hab El Baroud", as well as a super-rare recording of "Trig Lycée" at the age of 14.
Review in Charlie Gillett's Sound of the World
4* review in Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
Voted one of fRoots Best Albums of 2009
Rebel of Raï is available worldwide through all major record stores including Amazon.co.uk
Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia
3CD, released 2011.
4* review in The Sunday Times, Clive Davis
"Let the arguments begin. Even a triple-disc survey cannot begin to be comprehensive — admirers of the pioneering saxophonist Jan Garbarek, for instance, will argue that he ought to have at least one track of his own — but, as a snapshot of a sprawling region, the playlist throws up more than enough treats and surprises to satisfy all but the most puritanical souls. The jazz and experimental disc leans towards the more ambient end of the spectrum, but EST make the cut alongside the likes of Bugge Wesseltoft and Nils Petter Molvaer. The accordionist Maria Kalaniemi leads the charge on the hypnotic folk segment and the idiosyncratic pop section sweeps away all those Abba clichés."
"A pastor's smorgasbord as opposed to a curate's egg this one." Harry Guerin, RTÉ
Voted one of fRoots Best Albums of 2011
Interview on World Music Central
Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia is available worldwide through all major record stores including Amazon.co.uk
Natacha Atlas. Habibi: Classics and Collaborations
2CD, released July 2013.
Natacha Atlas is a name synonymous with that musical meeting point between the East and the West. Habibi brings together her finest collaborations - with artists such as Jocelyn Pook, Jah Wobble, Nitin Sawhney and Justin Adams - alongside favourites from her solo career and a few exclusive, previously unreleased tracks.
4* review in The Independent (UK)
4,5* review in RTÉ (Ireland)
Review in Les Inrocks (France)
Review in PopMatters (USA)
Habibi: Classics and Collaborations is available worldwide through all major record stores including Amazon.co.uk
arabisk musik // orientalisk // charqi // irakisk musik // dabke // khaliji // egyptisk // libanesisk musik