Posts Tagged ‘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)



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Friday 23 May 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Factory Floor
2. OkyDoky
3. Cabaret Voltaire
4. Funny Death
5. Four Tet
6. Munma
7. Neneh Cherry

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 23/05 (part 1)

8. Jad Atoui
9. Darkside
10. OkyDoky (radiokvm rmx)
11. Shackleton
12. Tripnol
13. tUnE-yArDs
14. The Incompetents

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 23/05 (part 2)

The record of the evening:


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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!

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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)

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Playlist: Radiokvm / Index/Left / OkyDoky & Radiokvm / Beirut Scum Society

Audio Links: Radio KVM (part 1)Radio KVM (part 2)

Pictures (courtesy of Tanya Traboulsi):


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Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs) & Joseph Ghosn (Discipline) – recording session in Tunefork Studio, Beirut (June 2011) / photos by Ziad Nawfal

The Imaginary Soundscapes (Frédéric Nogray & Stéphane Rives) – performing at Beirut Art Center, June 2011 / photos by Tanya Traboulsi

Dj Spooky – performing at EM Chill, Beirut, August 2011 / photo by Tanya Traboulsi

UNDER THE CARPET (Paed Conca, Stéphane Rives, Fadi Tabbal) + MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal) + OkyDoky + Tarek Atoui – performing at Beirut Art Center, for the launch of The Ruptured Sessions #4, August 2011 / photos by Tanya Traboulsi

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