Bedouin and the Language of Music: New York/Miami-based DJ and production duo Bedouin have played festivals around the world, but they had to work to get here.
“I started as a teenager going to illegal raves and clubs in New York City around 1995,” says Rami Abousabe. “At that time, luckily, they didn’t give a fuck that you were a teenager…we used our friends fathers record collection at first and then slowly began to have enough money for our own records…but we could only afford 2 or 3 per week so it was a slow build. Fast forward to 2011 ish…I met Tamer [Malki] and we made the first Bedouin EP released on Supernature…that was the point where I would say things got serious.”
“I started out in Boston while in high school into College…Playing for friends for fun, whoever would let me…Then I never ended up doing anything else but music…and here we are,” adds Malki. “Then I got into FM radio where I was a producer. Throughout that whole time I was experimenting and learning how to make music. It got serious when I started College and had my first residency in Boston, followed by my first couple of solo EPs right before teaming up with Rami and starting Bedouin. After the first Bedouin Ep, with all the collective momentum, things took off full steam.”
The sound, they say, is the “language we use to communicate with the listener…a story and a feeling…so putting it into words seems redundant and unclear.”
Regarding the current state of electronic music, Abousabe says, “I would guess that 90% of music that is currently being published uses some kind of electronic synthesis blended with real instruments or voice recorded with the microphone…so I guess the state would be in the majority.”
Bedouin has the next installation of their Saga series coming up on January 7th at Papaya Playa in Tulum.
“We’re so excited for this year’s Tulum season after coming off such a strong Saga season in Ibiza this summer at Pacha,” they say. “We’re also stoked to be working on bringing Saga worldwide in 2023…we’re currently locking in a few throughout the year…maybe one in LA too.”
Looking ahead, there’s plenty planned for the rest of the year.
“The rest of 2022 is jam packed with touring…but 2023 is about to be the best year of Bedouin yet,” they say. “We have an album releasing in Spring 2023…singles will start dropping as early as January though so stay tuned for news super soon.”
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