Hamid Al Mou

Side 1

Side 2

Yowzers this is just what I needed right about now. Rhythmic magic, how these guys swing so deep in the pocket and so in concert with the brilliant singing. Pay particular attention to the female chorus. Holy shit. Hamid Al Mou is a winner.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set at wicked free party Treehouse this Thursday, April 15 at Little Field in Brooklyn with Raspberry Jones and Treeboy.



22 responses to “Hamid Al Mou”

  1. selim says:

    this is ecstasy!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    where’s it from? not finding much info online…

    =D

  3. Mr Tear says:

    Magic! Many thanks for this one. It’s yummy.

  4. mietek says:

    this is outstanding! but on the last song, which i like best, i can hear more than a few skips (past the 12 minute mark onwards). a re-up would be sooooo appreciated. thx anyway for this as it is.

  5. Anonymous says:

    morocco? where’s it from?

  6. thursdayborn says:

    it’s from morocco, i believe.

  7. Tim Abdellah says:

    Middle Atlas Berber “izlan” song tradition from Morocco. The tape is released by a company in Fes. The king of this style, Mohammed Rouicha, is from Khenifra.

  8. awesome says:

    I cant find much of this on youtube. Thanks Tim, I was wondering in the world this was from. I really like the last song.

  9. Vince says:

    Great tape!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Keep the good grooves coming, bro. This is fantastic.
    Peace. V

  11. Hutch says:

    I donated this one. I picked it up in Meknes, Morocco in 1995. I don’t know anything more, I’m afraid…

  12. George says:

    ecstasy indeed. Sooo good. Thanks

  13. gih says:

    Southern Morocco. I like the music.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Not southern morocco but the middle atlas. This style is called izlan and is played mainly by Zayane berber tribes.

    You can find more on youtube ou dailymotion but using these keywords:
    – rouicha
    – loutar
    – outar
    – khenifra
    – izlan

  15. jacob says:

    nice, as always…

  16. Kris H. says:

    Holy shit, indeed. This is incredible.

  17. Julian says:

    absolutely killer, thanks so much!!!!

  18. Thanks so much! I worship you brian shimkovitz

  19. Hex says:

    I had a friend translate the cover. The album is called “Al Reeshah al Dhahabeeyah” – The Golden Feather.

    However the track titles are some local dialect that was hard to understand; the one on the left reads “Aoritaa’amitee Aoriya Wa Narreekh”, and the one on the right is “Mayatkakh Aythasah Ata’adbtee”. The last part of that means “you were in pain”, with the “you” being feminine.

    Great upload as usual! Thanks very much.

  20. Joe Nation says:

    as for the ‘golden feather’ comment, reesha is feather but it’s also what they call the long pick they use to play the lautar. ‘golden pick’ would be a better translation.

  21. David says:

    Great stuff. Just loved that golden plectrum! Thanks for opening my ears to this aspect of Berber music.

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