Disorder – ديسؤردر

عبدالرحمن أبوشلوع منذ حوالي عامين، كنت واقفاً مع مجموعة من الأشخاص أمام كلّية الهندسة بالإسكندرية، و كنت أتحدث عن شتى الأمور، و كان يقف بعيداً قليلاً شخصاً يلاحظني و على قميصه وجدت ما ألفت إنتباهي. “Cloudkicker“، كلاودكيكر مشروع فردي أمريكي لبِن شارب  -Ben Sharp- و هو يلعب موسيقى تعرّف لاحقاً بالdjent و هي من أصناف…

UP-AND-COMERS SERIES: HIP HOP ARTISTS

This is the second part of a series of articles that will take a look at up and coming musicians from the Middle East in various genres. As such if you’re familiar with the more established artists of the region’s independent music scene you most likely will not find them here. Rather, the featured artists are…

Pie Are Squared – 74 ways to make the album Lucciole

Lucciole is the new album by producer and multi-instrumentalist Mohamed Ashraf, known as Pie Are Squared, an artist whose past forays in the world of ambient sound are some of the best examples of this genre by musicians from the Middle East. Lucciole though is a different beast all together, a departure from his previous work, and that…

Up-and-Comers Series: Alternative/Electronic musicians

This is the first part of a series of articles that will take a look at up and coming musicians from the Middle East in various genres. As such if you’re familiar with the more established artists of the region’s independent music scene you most likely will not find them here. Rather, the featured artists…

BLUFRANK Double A-Side MID(s) / Feelings Installed

Just in time for summer, uber-producer Blufrank is back with his heady mix of warped house, funk and disco. The new double A-side release MID(s) / Feelings Installed is all this and more and is apparently inspired by endless runs on Cairo’s Ring Road. Sonically, Blufrank tells Dandinblog, the music is comprised of “augmented sound collages utilizing…

Playlist Frenzy

We’ve been going a little crazy running through the new site and a byproduct of this has been a set of new and updated playlists by genre (though of course we use the term quite loosely). So whatever your poison may be, may you find it on this list. Tarab Playlist: Sonorous voices, searing violins. Hip…

New Look Dandin

It is with the greatest of pleasure that we introduce to you the new look Dandin, which we have been developing for some time with the aim of making the website even more engaging and accessible. The changes run throughout the website but begin on the homepage, which has seen a complete overhaul. It now features a three-part slider…

Dandin goes to Mada Market

This should be fun. Pleased to announce that Dandin will be the music partner of Mada Masr during their Marketplace Event at the Greek Campus on Saturday, April 25th. Between the hours of 11am and 4pm the music on offer will be comprised solely of local and regional artists from the platform. The four-hour playlist will…

The Chikatura

Every so often you chance upon an artist full of talent and promise you can’t wait to hear what’s next to come from them. One becomes more appreciative when recognising the myriad difficulties musicians face in the region. One such musician is Alexandrian native Abdelrahman Abou Shelou, known as The Chikatura. We first came across Shelou…

Mood Music

A lot of music we listen to because it induces a certain relatable mood, one of a myriad of reasons why people like the music they do. Seeing as at Dandin we do what we want when we want (until our mother says otherwise), we’ve come up with a playlist of what we find to be mood…

Badiaa Bouhrizi (Neyssatou)

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein: Sometime in mid-2011 I was, uncharacteristically, in my kitchen, doing the dishes or some other menial chore. I had the television on outside in the living room, tuned into one of the political talk shows that were de rigueur viewing at the time. Despite it being a time of upheaval punctuated by…

Playlist within a playlist

Last week Dandin was invited by the good folk at Mada Masr to regale attendees of Vent with four hours of music spanning the globe and decades of output. Nestled within this long list were some representatives of the Middle East’s contemporary music scene, and it seemed fitting that a Dandin playlist be created specifically for them. Admittedly the…