Since its experimental beginnings in the early 1990s, Arabesque's blend of traditional musical roots and modern electronically generated rhythms has taken the world by storm. From the groundbreaking beats of those early days to the cutting edge Dar sounds of today, the artists featured on this album hail from Marrakech, London, Montpellier, Beirut, New York, Paris and Berlin, neatly illustrating the global scope of the Arabesque phenomenon. This Rough Guide offers a wide-ranging introduction to the infectious appeal of modern Arabic electronica.
'A worldwide demonstration of modern Arabic fusion.' The Independent