Ma’ana Duba i – Bootleg Social Record s
House/Techno // soundcloud.com/bootlegsocial
Dance music has never been bigger in Dubai, so it’s fitting that the city now has its own album, a 21 track selection that brings together nu- disco, house and techno.
Named Ma’ana ( which is Arabic for together), the album was pulled together from over 70 submissions, which alone tells you how vibrant the scene is. The compilation features several cuts from Infusion Records signings Andy Buchan, Conan Liquid and Matthew Charles, while big guns like Raxon, Smokingroove, Arcade 82 and Nick Hussey are also included. Stand out tracks come in the form of Tom Chubb’s bassbin bothering ‘ Still Drive,’ Ilona Maras and Stellar Disco’s deep and soulful ‘ Invitation’ while Ray Soo, NFLNT, Sam Farsio & Reddub and Shaun Warner take things into techier territory.
It’s wrong to cherry pick from an album this well put together though – dance music is alive and kicking in the region, something this album sums up perfectly.