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Occupied Territories

  • Title: Occupied Territories
  • Artist: Muslimgauze
  • Label: Staalplaat
  • Format: 2×CD
  • Genres: Compilation, Remix, Experimental Electronic
  • Price: €16,70EU (incl. 19% VAT)€14,03non-EU

"Manchester based Muslimgauze is one of the most uncompromising artists music biz has ever seen. His music is as extreme as the political motivation that goes with it. For more then 15 years, Muslimgauze produces rhythmic oriented music that defies any description. Sometimes lush ambient dub textures, sometimes fierce ethno rhythms. Events in Middle East is his main inspiration. Organizations such as Hezbollah can find Muslimgauze among their supporters. Since 1993 Muslimgauze is under contract with Staalplaat (The Netherlands) and Soleilmoon (USA). Their warm support give Muslimgauze the chance to work free and without any compromise.

Many of today's musicians owe a great deal to the Muslimgauze sound. That’s why Staalplaat invited a host of groups from today's techno, house and related scene to take the extreme work of Muslimgauze and give that work dance floor abilities. The reactions were overwhelming and the music we go goes into many directions. Therefore we are able to present (with pride!) double CD. Disc One ('Occupied Beats') takes you onto the dance floor with dubby oriented music of O Yuki Conjugate and their off shoots Sons Of Silence and Clicka, Drome, Extremadura, the fucked up jungle of Self- Transforming Elves or the straight forward housy remixes of Human Being Elke Day (who have a connection with Exquisite Corpse) or LøSD. The second disc ('Occupied Frequencies') goes straight into weirdness, emphasizing the moody and atmospheric side of Muslimgauze, in remixes by Nonplace Urban Field, :zoviet*france: and Quest. Or the extremeness of People Like us, Starfish Pool and the master himself ... Occupied Territories is a remix tribute to one of the strongest voices in music today: Muslimgauze! Featuring: Sons of Silence, Drome, Elke Dag, Clika, Extremadura, Human Beings, O Yuki Conjugate, Self-Transforming, Machine Elves, Zion Train, LOSD, Nonplace Urban Field, The Square Root of Sub, Zoviet France, Quest, Starfish Pool, Bryn Jones, People Like Us, Panasonic."