Dar Disku
UK duo melds golden age West Asian and North African sounds with a contemporary dance floor focus.

Dar Disku

Dar Disku

€ 32,95
  • LP
Soundway Records
Expected release
27 September 2024
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The debut album from Bahraini-born, British-based musical duo Dar Disku is a celebration of their Arabic heritage and multicultural influences that melds golden age West Asian and North African sounds with a contemporary dance floor focus. Recorded between the UK, Algeria, Turkey and Tunisia, the album seamlessly crosses from disco to Raï, piano house to Turkish psychedelia, ambient to bollywood and features guest artists from Algeria, Turkey and Bahrain as well as legendary Indian singer Asha Puthli.

Dar Disku is the innovative duo of Mazen Almaskati and Vish M, known for their dynamic DJ sets and eclectic mixes, into which they bring a deep-rooted passion for the rich musical traditions of the SWANA region (South West Asia and North Africa).

The self-titled album is a culmination of years of learning, listening, and creating. It serves as a transportive portal into the duo's expansive world beyond the dance floor, capturing the cosmic emotions of cinema through a meticulous analog approach to live recordings. It channels a wide range of influences, including Egyptian folk, Turkish psych, Algerian rai, Sudanese funk, Ethiopian jazz, and Khaleeji disco.

“Sonically we have tried to capture what time traveling with Dar Disku through our different influences would feel like,” they say of their recording process, “and although inspired directly some of our favourite hidden gems from the past, the sound of this record remains unmistakably rooted in our present day where current influences from electronic genres, hip hop, jazz and psychedelia also shine through.”

The pair explain that they learnt much of this through their own previously released edits of middle eastern music “which inspired us to create our own brand new original songs that draw from a similar breath. We've been able to combine this with our contemporary inspirations and bring to life something that is comfortingly nostalgic and yet refreshingly new.”

Vish and Maz have put immense effort into researching the songwriting and recording methods of the decades they draw inspiration from - utilising vintage consoles, analog synthesisers, and carefully crafted sonic spaces. This dedication is evident in every track, which combines their contemporary influences with the rich musical traditions of the region to create something that feels both timeless and innovative. 

The album distills the energy of the duo’s renowned DJ sets and breadth of their influences into a fresh and exciting album that reflects and celebrates the ever increasing cultural exchanges found in clubs and on dancefloors the world over.

“There’s a few labels embracing their Arab identities, a corner of music more frequently represented by outsiders.” – Resident Advisor

“Dar Disku evoke the mood of car park raves in Bahrain and forgotten Algerian discos of the 80s” – Crack Magazine



  • 1.Leil
  • 2.Alsutur Feat. FLANAH
  • 3.Sabir Feat. Billur Battal
  • 4.Dbayli Feat. Yacine El Khaldi


  • 1.Baar Baar Feat. Asha Puthli
  • 2.Ya Nas
  • 3.Galbi Feat. Aymen Attia
  • 4.Fajr


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