Israel's Groove Scene

12/01/1812 Essential Acts From The Tel Aviv / Jerusalem Scene

Another week has come to an end and thus, with some off-time in sight, we would like to tip our hat to Dave Jenkins and the friendly folks over at Bandcamp for their recent feature on the Israeli groove scene. With the help of Tel Aviv DJ and producer Sabbo, the article spans 12 essential acts on the local scene, along with links to their respective pages.

“Maybe it’s a cliché, but Israel is all about fusion in its food, its architecture, and art,” explains Sabbo. “It’s in our genes already to mix things. It’s never been a thing to be a purist. We don’t intend to mix things, it happens naturally.”

The recommended artists and band include familiar faces the likes of Kutiman, Boom Pam and Ouzo Bazooka as well as Jerusalem-based sound man Markey Funk or 'mutated funk' outfit The Apples and afrofunk fusion combo Hoodna Orchestra. Head over to Bandcamp for the full feature and enjoy the extended dig.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom