How To Dress Well – “Cold Nites”

Murky R&B mutater How To Dress Well announced the impending release of his sophomore album Total Lossa couple of months ago, and we posted the excellent first single “Ocean Floor For Everything.” And now we’ve got another track in the form of the spacious, roiling “Cold Nites.” Listen to it below.


Omar Basaad releases world’s first Arabic dubstep track

JEDDAH — Saudi electronic music producer Omar Basaad returns with the resurrection of his single “Nehaytna Eh” in the first official Arabic dubstep worldwide release on Monday (July 2). Featuring Hanna and Hugeative, the composition is set to take over the charts on Beatport, the world’s largest electronic dance music community and online store, as the first Arabic dubstep single.

Basaad’s transcendental visions have been realized with the abstract infusion of dubstep, empowering synthesis of electric echoes of erotic Arabian beats. The intermix has derived influences from heavy basslines of dubstep laden with complex additive synthesis.

Talking about his release, Basaad told Saudi Gazette that he is very excited to introduce dubstep to the Middle East. “Electronica music is taking over the world.”

He said many people listen to dubstep in the region so he decided to introduce the Arabic element to the world and vice versa. “I decided to introduce it with Arabic vocals to the world. So I thought of recreating one of my old hits and infusing it with dubstep. You can call it a reincarnation of a hit. It gives you a chance to explore the power of dubstep.”

“Nehaytna Eh” undergoes a transition from progressive Arabian electronica to the subgenre of dubstep. The track evinces Mediterranean power with its mythical standard of perfection and is shaded by the dark elements of dub.

“I am just proud to be the first Saudi to be representing EDM (electronic dance music) all across the world,” Basaad said.

Listeners can subscribe to his podcast “Hypertension” on iTunes and follow him on Twitter@omarbasaad.

Hypertension 22. itunes.

Omar Basaad.

Coachella SS 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well as a few others that haven’t been announced yet. Cabin prices start at $500 per person, which includes lodging, food, and entertainment. You gotta be 21+ to go. The cruise has an official Twitter feed,@sscoachella, so stay posted there and for updates as they come. Poster’s up top.

Where Fozaza hides.

Location:Burj Jassim, Al Soor St. Ground Floor, Kuwait City.

*BAHRAIN…….. at BLUSH Boutique
Office:Al A’ali shopping complex, 1st Floor.
Tel: 0097317582577 .
Location:Seef district, Manama, Bahrain


Dubai Mall
Phone +971 4 350 5333


QATAR……at The Vanity Room Boutique
The Pearl Island, 34022 Ad Dawha, Qatar
+974 44953876



JEDDAH……at CREAM Boutique
Stars Avenue Mall, 2nd Floor, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
+966 26626272

Santana – Caravanserai

My favorite Santana studio recording is Caravanserai. It never ages or fails to intrigue me after 40 years.

Caravanserai was released on October 11, 1972, the same day as Miles Davis’s On The Corner. Poetic justice for jazz fusion. Both recordings were on Columbia Records.Give them both a listen, back to back. That’s what Ralph J. Gleason did to prepare for his review of Caravanserai for Rolling Stone Magazine.

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The Echo Nest Moves Beyond Music Discovery

More great news about The Echo Nest and its music intelligence platform.

According to last week’s press release by The Echo Nest.

The Echo Nest, the world’s leading music intelligence platform, has closed a $17.3 million financing round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Prior investors Matrix Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Fringe Partners, Jim Pallotta and board member Michael Brown also participated in this round. The Echo Nest plans to use the funds to support continued sales growth, international expansion, and new product development. The company is also announcing major additions to its Fanalytics listener data platform in pursuit of even better understanding of music.

Congratulations to The Echo Nest in securing 17.3 million in additional financial funding. As a result of that achievement efforts can move ahead in two key initiatives for The Echo Nest as the company become strategic to the digital music age.

The Echo Nest is announcing…

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