(2014 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Faysal Bibi (Okydoky)

– Den Sorte Skole: Lektion III (album, 2013)
– Tinariwen: Emmaar (album, 2014)
– DJ Umb: Zoukesque Volume 2 (mix, 2013)
– Mafikizolo: Khona (single, 2013)
– RadioKVM: Issrar (album, 2014)
– The Moustache: Wasn’t There (album, 2014)
– Raposo: Viejo (album, 2014)



(2012 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Faysal Bibi (musician, Okydoky)

1- Quakers: Self-titled (my favorite thing to have come out in 2012)

2- Die Antwoord: Fatty Boom Boom

3- Time Machine, retro music-video mix by Mr. Armtone (Ninja Tune)

4- Osloub: Fassl (feat. MCs from Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan)

5- Alexander Marcus: Papaya (Das ist so Berlin)

6- Rahbani Brothers, Fairuz, Wadi’ Al-Safi: Sahret Hobb

7- Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury: Drokk, Music Inspired By Mega-City One (dark modular synth heaven)

8- All the CUMBIA BASS and Moombahton mixes up on Cassetteblog.com

9- Torabiyeh: Ghorbah

10- Odrob Tel Aviv!

(2011 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

Faysal Bibi: musician (OkyDoky)

– The Knife: Tomorrow In A Year (Album)
– The Secret Sea: The Secret Sea (Album)
– Noisia ft. Foreign Beggars: Shellshock (Track & Video)
– PJ Harvey: The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (Track)
– Trentemøller: The Mash And The Fury (Track)
– Tim Maia: No Camino Do Bem (Track)
– Ramallah Underground: Sijen Ib Sijen (Track)
– Yaseen: Al Nakba 15/5 (Track)
– Mobthrow: Iron Tribal (Track)
– Nile: Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water (Track)

OKYDOKY & RADIOKVM // Ruptured Session // 9 Aug 2010

Faysal Bibi and Sary Moussa, also known as Okydoky & Radiokvm, were the guests of RUPTURES for an exclusive interview and live performance, following their appearance at the Mad Parade II electronic festival. For this Ruptured Session, Okydoky & Radiokvm momentarily suspended their habit of performing together, and played one piece each.

okidoki kvm 1 + okidoki kvm 2

Track listing:
Okydoky & Radiokvm (live at Mad Parade II)
Nine Inch Nails
Horse The Band
Secret Chiefs 3
Mr. Bungle

[Photo by Faysal Bibi]