This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!
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The pandemic reveals once again the fragility and absurdity of the agonizing capitalist world in which we are living. We have to draw out the positive aspects. Time has come to change the rules!
Cheb Gero’s DJ sets focus on MENA areas and offer a wide vision of popular cultures and sub-cultures from the 1960s to nowadays. From Algerian chaabi to Syrian electronic dabke his selections based on vinyl, tapes, cd or digital suggest to dance and reflect well the rich musical heritages of these regions.
Music lover, chronic collector and Akuphone label’s owner, Cheb Gero aka Fabrice Gery dug his way through as many musical worlds as he could since his teens. First engrossed in the reading of extreme rock mail-order catalogues before the Internet, then stuck to peer to peer softwares in search of the most psychedelic and progressive 1960s and 70s bands from East to West, North to South. Cheb Gero completed his music knowledge during the 8 years he spent as a record dealer. All styles and niche came to his attentive ears: from classical to popular, from mainstream to underground. His nickname illustrates the diversity of the musical worlds is wants to share; ‘Cheb’ is a hommage to Algerian Raï singers, whereas ‘Gero’ refers to a Japanese noise cult band of the same name, and to his own surname.