1. Aly & Fila feat Karim Youssef & May Hassan – In My Mind
A soundtrack full of emotion, it really gives me shivers every time I listen to it.
2. Infected Mushroom – Heavyweight
A pure Masterpiece, a true story built from mysterious chapters, it gets from heavy Rock to trance. It works every time I want to reset my mind.
3. Hunter as a Horse – The Train
This song is good in so many levels. it works anywhere and at anytime, as you can chill to it, dance to it and have a road trip with it.
4. Faithless – Salva Mea
It is one of the tracks that really got me into electronic music in an early age, it has a Hypnotizing and religious-like feeling.
5. Yuma – Smek
Sweet voice and amazing acoustic track by Yuma from Tunisia. This song can warm up your heart and your soul easily, and if you translate the lyrics and understand them it can take you to different dimensions. It is a proof that music is a universal Language.
6. Grimes – Genesis
This song came out when I was at my last year in Collage, It reminds me of so many sweet memories!
7. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running To The Sea (Seven Lions Remix)
A beast remix for an awesome original.
8. Coca & Villa – La Noche
One of my all times best Tracks, nothing beats this amazing sexy Guitar solo at the breakdown. I still play it at almost every gig of mine (now I play the remix by D-formation which is also amazing)
9. Eelke Kleijn – Lovely Sweet Divine
Imagine yourself in a hot summer day, the sun is shining, you make yourself a cocktail and you play this track. It is such a sexy track that can make your bright day even brighter!
10. Dokmai – Reason to Believe
To finish, I picked up a beautiful trance track, that helped me go through so many things in life. I think I listened to it more than the producer himself.
Hisham Sabbah – Taurus (NoiseFloor Records)
Hisham Sabbah (fka Eltimass) hails from the underground scene of Haifa City, and is well known for his progressive and melodic house and techno. He infuses his grooves with worldly influences and has signed with the likes of OLD SQL and Bonzai Progressive Recordings previously. “The idea for this release came as I wanted to make a track with a different, spicy sound, so I contacted my friend Jonas who plays the Oud instrument,” says Sabbah. “The title reflects the aggressive feeling of the track, like a furious bull.”
As such, the superb ‘Taurus’ combines a progressive atmosphere with a touch of oriental Oud. It starts with crunchy beats and an automated Arp synth that develops as the heavy sub bassline takes you into a hypnotising state. The main melody of the track comes from the Arabic Oud which is exotic and mesmerising and helps this one stand out.
The first remix is a take from HiiRO aka Philipp Ortner. He slows down the tempo giving it a real intensity and making for a wonderfully moving house journey. The second standout remix is from Alex Tajna, who starts with a massive techno kick, before building in melodies that make it a truly beautiful track that works on mind, body and soul.
Out now.. Hisham Sabbah – Taurus (NoiseFloor Records) Cat No: NF003