First Arabian Panther EP and Vinyl, on the Lyon based Label : Blue Night Jungle. A very personal EP between war, love and destruction :
« The story of French/Lebanese culture-masher and his Arabian warrior alter ego is one of rebellion against prejudice and ignorance. One of the few artists signed to the first-ever Palestinian techno label, Harara (the Arabic word for ‘passion’ or ‘heat’), the Toulouse-based freedom-through-sound activist is about to make some waves with his debut solo effort for Lyon’s « Blue Night Jungle ».
Lifted from the aptly-named Heart Filled With Sand’‘ EP, the opening track ‘Sidon’s Legacy’ sounds exactly like Tolouse Low Trax and Muslimgauze jamming together around a caravan bonfire. Swords swinging as sufi dancers spin in symbiotic motion, Arabian Panther graces us with a total ripper of a syncopated tune, primed for late-night action and bound to reunite people, from the Salon des Amateurs’ habitués to the deprived children of Gazah, in one generously massive sweep. »
» The fifth release of Lyon’s imprint @bluenightjungle welcomes a powerfully rising artist that have been close to the label for a long time now. Operating a wild blend between his Lebanese origins and influences and his love for slow tempo and heavy EBM tracks, @arabianpanther is a promising producer of the newcoming french electronic scene, assuming a dark anonymousness behind a keffiyeh he never leaves. He delivers here 4 strong tunes inspired by traditional arabic music, the love of Middle-eastern cultures and the necessity of empowering women over there. « Heart Filled With Sand » is his very first EP to be released.