Blast From The Past

08/04/2016DJ Fitz Delivers Mix Of Middle East & Maghreb Disco Funk

Right on time for the weekend, passionate music lover, record collector and DJ John Fitzgerald, aka DJ Fitz, delivers a mind-blowing selection of "Middle East & Maghreb Disco Funk from the Golden Era (1975-1985)", which you can hear in the SoundCloud player above or via Mixcloud. The mix presented via David Byrne Radio "features a few very rare 7”s he found (under a fishbowl!) during his first visit to Turkey in 2006, and others he's come across since then..." and offers over a chugging 85 minutes of highly enjoyable, vintage finds to spread that oriental night fever.

The tracklist includes Benghazi's Ahmed Fakroun, brothers Ziad, Elias and Gassan Rahbani as well as their mother, the Lebanese legend Fairuz as well as some names you might have come across via Fortuna Records.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom