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Label: Les Disques Magnetiques

Genre: Freestyle / Nu Jazz / Funk / Afro


  • LP €19.99
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‘Dharba’ is the debut solo album by Geneva-based Tunisian producer Pekodjinn. Politicized Maghrebi music meets underground club sounds, heavyweight trap, batida and dub. An arabo-futurist experience situated somewhere between Príncipe, Muslimgauze and Omar Souleyman.

Founder of the multi-faceted, independent Ozadya collective, Pekodjinn has become one of the most influential rising producers within a thriving scene in Geneva. Consolidating aspects of his Tunisian heritage with rap culture and his activity as a graffiti artist, on ‘Dharba’ he delivers an innovative synthesis of darbukas-led percussion and traditional Tunisian chants with elements of modern urban music, club scene and dub.

After dozens of self-released tracks posted on SoundCloud and several collaborative albums with both the Ozadya and Nüfrika collectives, Pekodjinn presents his long-awaited debut solo album ‘Dharba’, a definitive statement comprising eleven incisive tracks primed for packed dancefloors and thunderous soundsystems.

Imagined as a diptych, the album begins with material drawn from the archives of the 2011 Tunisian revolution, including recordings of demonstrations and podcast excerpts; a conscientious aesthetic choice, considered as a way of processing events and moving on. With this foundation, Pekodjinn fashions an arabo-futurist conception which aims to imagine what the future of his country and the Maghreb will be, as well as the soundtrack of this new era. ‘Dharba’ makes a strong case to be the defining record.