Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bassnectar Memorializes Cheb i Sabbah

I can't say I'm familiar at all with Cheb i Sabbah or the impact of his music. Having briefly read about his life, it seems like he kept it real in the truest sense by keeping alive the sound of traditional music that incorporate sounds from Asian, Arabian, and African cultures. In the 1980s he broke onto the US scene as a DJ in San Francisco where he was highly regarded for his live shows that included a whole lot of lights and uptempo rhythms.

Cheb passed away at the age of 66 earlier this month, which prompted a Bassnectar remaster of his track Alkher Illa Doffer. The best part about the remastered mix is that if you purchase it, all proceeds will go to Cheb's family who relied heavily on his financial contributions. Bassnectar does a great job of imparting his heavy bass on the track, which augments the tribal rhythms showcased on the original track. It's an infectious track that is strikingly different from a lot of stuff you hear in the US. Different is great, especially when it helps commemorate an influential artist in music history...#ChebISabbah

Cheb i Sabbah - Alkher Illa Doffor (Bassnectar Remix 2013)


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