(2021 end-of-year lists) – MHAMAD SAFA

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

MHAMAD SAFA

– aya: im hole
– Tim Hecker: The North Water (Original Score)
– Rian Treanor: Obstacle Scattering EP
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– ZULI: All Caps
– NP: Lattices 
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Caterina Barbieri: Fantas Variations
– Msylma & Ismael: The Tenets of Forgetting 
– Lorraine James: Reflection


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef – Anthony Sahyoun Takeover // 10 November 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s November 2021 mix for Radio Ma3azef featured a guest takeover from Lebanese musician and producer ANTHONY SAHYOUN, on the occasion of the release of his solo album Proof by Infinite Descent:

“This mix acts as a sort of prologue to my album Proof by Infinite Descent’s release on the 19th of November. It’s basically a mash-up of the work I was involved in while the record was materializing. It has some tracks from the record, some live stuff some weird morphs, as well as some of the collaborative work that’s a big part of my life, specifically the collaborations I was working on during while producing Proof: Kinematik Ensemble – with Rudy Ghafari, Akram Hajj, Jad Atoui, Ziad Moukarzel and Teddy Tawil; NP – with Jad Atoui, May Berde – with Teddy Tawil; and a track by The Art of Boo, which I produced.
I firmly believe that collaborative work is the blueprint for my individual work, it only makes sense to have them here – Anthony”

1. gtrLE/slow
2. Khifat Al Atraf (with Firas Al Hallak)
3. Kinematik – Al Jadi
4. Wasted Efforts (with Julia Sabra)
5. harpHits2
6. NP – Iridescence
7. The Art of Boo – Promenade
8. gtrLE/moderate
9. Irhamna
10. LE.3
11. Requiem (morph mix)
12. Kinematik – 4th august 5:00pm part 2
13. Heritage
14. May Berde – 4b
15. grtLE/fast



Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 08 September 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis, featuring artists from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Canada:

1. Kinematik – Al Jadi (Capricorn)
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I [Anthony Sahyoun Remix]
3. NP [Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui] – Anteater
4. Bergsonist – Aquatic Empathy
5. Khaled Omran – Arak
6. Calamita – Sidi Mansour
7. KOZO – Take On Kikutake
8. Omarchestra [Osman Arabi, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Sam Shalabi & Fadi Tabbal] – King Hassan
9. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra [Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Malek Rizkallah, Sharif Sehnaoui & Raed Yassin] – Bedo’s Lullaby
10. Ilvy – Gargantua
11. Spoils & Servants – The Sea Inside


Ruptured Album Release // NP [JAD ATOUI & ANTHONY SAHYOUN] // Lattices

NEW FROM RUPTURED ON JULY 8th.

The duo of Lebanese electronic producers Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun releases LATTICES, its first album release of grainy, evocative ambient explorations.

LATTICES is concerned with the exploration of non-deterministic approaches to producing electronic music, based on improvised techniques using modular systems and synthesizers.

Performed and produced by Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun at home during lockdown in Beirut, 2020.
Mixed by Anthony Sahyoun at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Mastered by Rafael Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios, NYC.
Artwork by Anthony Sahyoun.

Pre-order from Bandcamp HERE  

Also available from Amazon + Anghami + Apple Music + Deezer + Juno + Spotify 



Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 14 April 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iran, Scotland and the UK:

1. FRKTL – Where All Levels Cross [EG]
2. Pie Are Squared – 0CL8 [EG]
3. Jawad Nawfal – Nine Hundred Chariots [LB]
4. Azu Tiwaline – Tessiture [TN]
5. Shakeeb Abu Hamdan & Sholto Dobie – Sling Shotting [LB/UK]
6. Ahmed Saleh – Right Side [EG]
7. Etyen & Khansa – Rabbi [LB]
8. Saint Abdullah – The Birds Discuss the Journey (feat. John Butcher) [IR/UK]
9. Sandy Chamoun – Dreams of The Imagination / أحلام الخيال [LB]
10. NP [Jad Atoui + Anthony Sahyoun] – Grinning Through Dust [LB]
11. Hassan Khan – Tabla Dubb No.15 [EG]
12. Bikya [Maurice Louca / Mahmoud Refat / Mahmoud Waly] – Rokab [EG]
13. Sepehr – Contamination [IR]