The story of French/Lebanese culture-masher Arabian Panther and his Phoenician 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‘, ‘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.
Heart Filled With Sand EP is released via Blue Night Jungle on 1st November, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
A1. Sidon’s Legacy
A2. Women’s Answer To Men’s Failure
B1. Heart Filled With Sand
B2. Love Despite Our Ruins