Label: Top Dance - TDCD002 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Italy • Genre: Electronic • Style: Italo-Disco
What makes Arabian pop music so freakishly compelling to so many Western ears is the Hold Up Your Head - Errol Carter - Hold Up Your Head juxtaposition of effusive emotion and sharp, disciplined beats. Put those elements together with exotic-sounding modal melodies and you end up with a combination that is pretty hard to beat.
For an introduction to the wide variety of pop sounds from this tradition, you can't do much better than this compilation, which features such A-list names as Lebanese singers Nancy Ajram and Diana HaddadAlgerian rai superstar Cheb Khaledand Egyptian jeel artist Amr Diab. Not every track on this collection is perfect, but even the flawed ones are intriguing: Roger Abboud 's rather pedestrian instrumental number "Sawwah," presented in a remix here, is still filled with interesting sounds and textures, and Rabih El Khaouli 's "Amani Aman" falls a bit flat mainly because its tone is so overly earnest.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 10, Genre International. Track Listing. Law Dallalouni. Nancy Ajram. Sidi Mansour. Saber Al-Roubai. Law Kount Neseet. Keda Eny Einak. Amr Diab. Habibi Ya Eini. Leh Ghayeb Anni. Assi Al Hilani. Ayoun El Soud. Giacomo Bondi. Amani Aman. Rabih El Khaouli. Moon Over Ala Nar. Naked Rhythm. Mas Wi Loli. Baligh Hamdi. Roger Abboud. Shik Shak Shok. Hassan Abou el Seoud.
Ya Sagi Al Wel. Shadi Jamil. Wala Wahid. Mohamed Hussein. Sawwah Baligh Hamdi. Wala Wahid Hakim.