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>> The Incompetents‘ latest full-length CD, Of Minor Differences… And Narcissism, released in November 2012, is now available for sale in Lebanon at the following spots:
Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil)
Dar Bookstore (Hamra)
Chico Video (Hamra)
Music Now (Hamra)

>> The following 2 CDs, which were released by the Berlin-based Syrphe label in the summer of 2012:
Infinite Moment Of Composure (Jawad Nawfal & Liliane Chlela): Turbulence
Tasjiil Moujahed (Munma & Kirdec): Self-titled
… are now available for sale in Lebanon at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil, 5 copies of each) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies of each)
Very nice artworks by Liliane Chlela and Maria Kassab, too!

>> There are only 10 copies remaining of the CD compilation The Ruptured Sessions volume 3, released in the summer of 2010, out of an initial run of 500.

This compilation features exclusive radio versions, recorded during the Ruptures program on Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, of tracks by Intensive Care (now Wake Island), Eileen Khatchadourian, Mashrou’ Leila, and others…

These last 10 copies are found at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil, 5 copies) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies)…
There will be no reprint — hurry up and get yours 🙂

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Four months following the release of El Rass & Munma‘s first collaboration Unveiling the Hidden, on the Ruptured music label, here’s a chance to read some of the reviews that were written about this brilliant and unique album:

x To read Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in AL AKHBAR / Lebanon, click here:
Al Akhbar 15 Feb 2012 (PDF)

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in ANNAHAR / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in ELLE ORIENT / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in music blog REGNSKY.DK / Denmark (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in THE WIRE / UK (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in TIME OUT / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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Ruptured presents C-Drik & Friends (feat. C-drik Fermont, Liliane Chlela, Jad Atoui & Munma) – performing at EM Chill, Mar Mikhael, Beirut (17 February 2012) / photos by Tanya Traboulsi


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Ruptured presents El Rass & Munma (Mazen el Sayed & Jawad Nawfal) – “Kachf el Mahjoub” CD launch at Metro al Madina, Hamra, Beirut (22 February 2012) / photos by Tanya Traboulsi







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A couple of days prior to the release of their first recorded collaboration, Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden, Lebanese artists EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals), and MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronic treatments), were the guest of Ruptures, for a presentation of the album and no less than three live performances.
They were accompanied by Belgian electronic musician C-Drik, who spoke about the process of mastering the album.

Playlist:
El Rass & Munma (Borkan Beirut) / El Rass & Munma (Treasury Bonds) / El Rass & Munma (Tkhayal) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 1) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 2) / Boom Bip & Dose One / Munma / RadioKVM / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 3)

Audio links:
El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 1
+ El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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RUPTURED presents:

The CD Launch & Live Premiere of
KACHF EL MAHJOUB [UNVEILING THE HIDDEN]

A musical collaboration between
EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals)
&
MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronics)
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ABOUT THE CD:

Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the hidden is a musical collaboration between Lebanese poet and musician Mazen el Sayed, otherwise known as El Rass (The Head), and Lebanese electronica artist Jawad Nawfal aka Munma. El Sayed is a prolific writer and musician, at ease with a variety of instruments, while Nawfal has previously released an impressive number of albums and EPs, exploring downtempo electronica and ambient dubstep. The collision of harsh beats and brazen, slammed vocals works wonders on Unveiling the Hidden, a truly outstanding collaboration between Nawfal’s Munma project and Mazen el Sayed’s El Rass persona, produced and released by independent Lebanese label Ruptured.

Notorious for his masterful flow in the classical Arabic language, quite an uncommon phenomenon in Lebanon’s exuberant rap scene, El Rass is impressive on Unveiling the Hidden, with lyrics tackling both social and political sensitive subjects. Munma, on the other hand, creates a sound-world perfectly fitting El Rass’s agitated discourse, alternating between broken beats, elaborate percussion, and ambient layers of synths. At times reminiscent of mutant hiphop outfit Shabazz Palaces, at others of the collaboration between dubstep producer Kode9 and vocalist The SpaceApe, this album is an uncanny meeting of Arabic hip-hop and electronica, and represents an exceptional event in the realm of contemporary Lebanese alternative music.
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[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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Belgian electronic musician C-DRIK, live at EM Chill [Mar Mikhael, Beirut]
accompanied by several talented Lebanese electronicians

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CEDRIK FERMONT (aka C-drĂ­k Fermont, C-drĂ­k, Cdrk, Kirdec, Y-drĂ­k, M-drĂ­k, F-drĂ­k and many other “-drĂ­k”) is a multifaceted vegan artist, academically trained musician, DJ, singer, composer and drummer.

Of Greek, Zairian and Belgian descent, born in Zaire (RDC), he lived in Belgium, where he studied under the guidance of electro-acoustic composer Annette Van de Gorne, before relocating to the Netherlands, then to Germany in 2010.

C-drĂ­k started his first electronic project in 1989, and juggles between different musical genres, including electronica, noise, breakcore, digital punk, electro-acoustic, industrial, ambient, free jazz, hip hop, etc.

He is also a label manager and promoter, producing his own projects and those of similarly-minded experimental artists, mostly from Asia and Africa.

For more info: www.syrphe.com


[Original photograph by Ghadi Smat / Design by Joumana Seikaly]

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Ziad Nawfal‘s setlist:

> Geiom [feat. Marita] – Reminissin’ (Shackleton Refix)
> Mutamassik – Immigrants On Course
> Badawi – Dstry<All>Prfts (Shackleton Remix feat. Vengeance Tenfold)
> Burial – Street Halo
> Zomby – Natalia’s Song
> Index/Left – Cell Intel
> Kode9 & The Spaceape – Victims
> King Midas Sound – Cool Out
> The Weeknd – House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
> Skream – Midnight Request Line
> Benga – Any Steppers
> Clark – Basterville Grinch
> Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
> Massive Attack – False Flags (Unkle Surrender Sounds Session)
> Modeselektor – Shipwreck (feat. Thom Yorke)
> Munma – City Traffic (edit)
> Muslimgauze – United States Of Islam (pt 1)
> El Rass & Munma – Majnoun Leila / Mad Is Laila
> Afrika Bambaataa – Metal (feat. Gary Numan)
> Grinderman – No Pussy Blues (Adam Freeland Remix)

Sample sets from previous editions:

http://soundcloud.com/beirut-steppers/deep-diving

[Design by Nabil Saliba, from an original idea by Youmna Habbouche]

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