• Tunisia
  • Oriental electro horizons

AMMAR 808 is the electro alter-ego of producer Sofyann Ben Youssef and opens up new horizons for North Africa. Inspired by his deep roots, he plunges into the heart of pan-Maghrebian futurism, surrounding himself with singers from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. The deep rumbling of the gumbri, combined with the dry and vaporous tenderness of the gasba, produces a dense layer of sound that is both powerful and organic. Equipped with his legendary old school TR-808 drum machine - which is to hip-hop what the Stratocaster is to rock - AMMAR 808 offers a radical electronic reinvention of traditional oriental music. Yallah!

Selected by De Concert!