Acid Arab was formed in 2012 by the parisians Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, both djs for many years and residents of the infamous Parisian club Chez Moune. After a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R, they fell in love with arab music. Since then, Acid Arab patiently honed their style by meeting with scores of artists from all over North Africa and the Middle East. Inspired by sounds from places such as Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey, they want to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music. As they have explained in interviews: “We are fascinated by eastern music and its codes, such as complex rhythmic structures, which drive dancers to trance just like acid house does. We’d like to take these codes and use analog techno devices (beatboxes, bassline machines) to create something new.”
After releasing several EPs (the Collections series) on electronic music label Versatile, featuring collabs, remixes and tracks by other artists, they became a fully-fledged musical entity by teaming up with Pierrot Casanova, Nicolas Borne and, for studio and live activities, with sensational Algerian keyboard player Kenzi Bourras. This autumn, paired with Liliane Chela, the original duo is ready for Jaeger and Oslo World.