I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…
Jad Atoui: musician (Acousmatik System)
– Amon Tobin: ISAM
– igorrr: Nostril
– Enduser: Even Weight
– The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: From The Stairwell
– Radiohead: The King Of Limbs
– Fever Ray: Fever Ray
– Deaf Center: Owl Splinters
– Bibio / Clark: Willenhall / Baskerville Grinch
– Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
– Plaid: Scintilli
Young Lebanese electronics musician Jad Atoui was quite busy in the months leading to this radio interview: he held his first live performance in Beirut, alongside Munma, at Art Lounge in September 2010, followed by a second gig during The Basement’s farewell concerts in January 2011, and culminating in an event at Hamra’s Jazz Club later that same month, organized by Acousmatik System; there, the 17-year old played alongside such luminaries as Belgium’s Kirdec and Singapore’s One Man Nation.
Jad Atoui, the brother of electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui, was the guest of Ruptures to talk about his burgeoning career in electronic music, and to present his own live compositions.
Listen: Track 01 + Track 02
[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]