[Image courtesy of my good friend, HASSAN HAJJAJ, check out his new and brilliant blog – WHERE IS HASSAN.  The female in this photo is cool British based Moroccan songstress HINDI ZAHRA who’s all over UK TV for that NFU MUTUAL AD…”Beautiful Tango”]

Man this mix takes me back to early 2000, this is the some of the stuff I use to regularly play in my chill sets at various places and so it brings back lots of good memories for me.

It’s a mix by some guy based in Lisbon, Portugal, TREE SHEPHERD.

Here’s what he says about himself:

Born in the 70’s, he’s youth was marked by the psychedelic rock movement. Then in the late 90th decade, belonging to an experimental project of the performances arts named Tribe of The Dog, he developed the taste for musical production.

In 2001, he started playing chill out music at trance parties an dub bars, going by the artistic name of Gooyz, an parallel project still in motion. His passion for ethnical music arise after travelling to the African Continent, giving birth to his latest project – Tree Shepherd, which reveals itself in the ancient sonorities, towards the recreation of the tribal world with a strong ethnic appeal that bonds man with nature.

Not sure if this mix is his throw-back to early 2000 or if he’s just discovering these sounds now for the first time.  Either way it’s cool.

Arabic Trip by Tree Shepherd

Track list:

01 – dubaidepartures (sounds)
02 – Rey Ra – Marrakesh
03 – Radar – Arabiant
04 – Exile – Resolution (Dubmix)
05 – dubaidepartures (sounds)
06 – Nero – Fables Gold
07 – Foundouks Foundations – Descend
08 – Taschen – Carnival
09 – Zeta – Summer Dayz
10 – Timber vella – Longest Dream
11 – Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Dulger (Dubsahara rmx)
12 – dubaidepartures (sounds)
13 – Drumspider – Kalypso
14 – Toires – Sidih Bibi
15 – Toires – Toinet
16 – dubaidepartures (sounds)


Leave a Reply