What is Habibi Funk? There is nothing like the joy of discovering new music, finding a new sound that is a polarizing exposition to a culture alien to yours. Jannis, a DJ at indie record label Jakarta Records Habibi Funk Mixes on Soundcloud blend scintillating rhythms of various North African Funk-inspired songs. These gems discovered by rigorous crate-digging include riveting guitar riffs from Laylat Al Jadba by Fadoul, Ammar El Sherei’s take of Abbdel Halim Hafez’ s songs and an eerie string solo at the beginning on Mix #005 that Shazam could not find!
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