Sónar by Night -
More than just DJ’s and producers Acid Arab are a genre to themselves; after all, few groups have a name that sums up their sound so perfectly. Taking techno, electro and the 303 “acid” basslines of Chicago house and blending them expertly with the rich sounds and music of North Africa and the Middle East, Henry Caravalho and Guido Minisky have not only changed the sound of clubbing in their native Paris, but have paved the way for artists from the orient to follow them.
Starting with the compilation “Acid Arab Collections”, and following with the Djazirat El Maghreb EP and full length “Musique de France”, the duo have showcased the work of the region’s finest vocalists and musicians such as Kenzi Bourras, Rizan Said, Sofiane Saidi and Rachid Taha. For their Sónar show, Acid Arab will perform live with a powerful lighting display, allowing them to maximise the effect of their impressive back catalogue, as well as teasing some of their as yet unreleased new material.