Music knows no borders and dance unites all. If you need convincing of this, you should listen to Paris-based DJ / producer duo, Acid Arab, (Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho).


They’ve been mixing seemingly incompatible modern electronic music with Middle Eastern and African influences for over 15 years. Their parties in the famous Chez Moune have become legendary, while their records come out under the cult label, Crammed Disc. The wild mix of exotic eastern styles layered up with thick acid house, techno or electro beats offer an explosive cocktail that keeps the dancefloor jumping. “We don’t paste oriental sounds on occidental beats, we just want to be part of it, and contribute to this brilliant and enormous masterpiece that this music is, and has been for thousands of years,” they say in response to accusations of cultural appropriation. Acid Arab might just be reinventing world music-into a wild, freethinking hybrid which will soon have the entire world dancing.