Monday, September 15, 2014

Adham Nabulsi Is Here To Stay (And Entertain)

Adham Nabulsi is a rock star. Since he first appeared on the X Factor program and the judges seemed to like him, and that mystery element he has. The guy is naturally good looking guy in manly way. He has a sweet smile and dreamy eyes. And slowly he is becoming a public persona among the music circles. Jordan needs these kind of talents. He hails from there with a Palestinian heritage.

Here's his second single, it's an upbeat romantic song with a shot of energy. I like the charm offensive. I like this single more than his first one. He sounds like everything you appreciate about Lebanese crooners.

Adham Nabulsi - La Ba3d Khle2na / أدهم نابلسي - لبعض خلقنا

The Good, Wholesome Muslim Music of Mr. Nice Guy @SamiYusuf

Sami Yusuf just released his fifth studio album in his career. This global hit-maker and Muslim rock star with an inspirational message is getting jazzed up about his latest. 13 full tracks the work of few years in recording and performing.

He is like a seasoned music curator who roams the world to bring the latest new trends, and sometimes he makes those trends. I love the tittle of the album, as Muslims search of the center they feel tired from the negative news of terror. Sami Yusuf answers the call with a good selection of songs that mixes social, religious and inspirational.

This is a good looking guy with a pure in heart. He is not a business, just a guy who enjoys good music with positive and hopeful notes. Though he did not ask for it, he has a cult following. Unlike many Muslim entertainers, Sami has kept the positive guy image. He cares with passion, but he never come across as a guy who wants to sell you something or a guy who wants to make a buck of you or your cause. I admire that about him.

Link via Amazon or iTunes
01 - Pearl
02 - Fire
03 - Go
04 - Khorasan
05 - Prism
06 - Cricle
07 - You
08 - The Centre
09 - Lament
10 - The Key
11 - Jaaneh Jaanaan
12 - Sari Gelin
13 - Khorasan (Arabic.Version)

More samples and tracks to enjoy here

Sami Yusuf - The Centre (Official Lyric Video)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Download: Amr Diab #عمرو_دياب "#شفت_الأيام ‪#‎AmrDiab‬'s new 2014 Album ‪#‎Shoft_ElAyam‬ (Get Your Copy)

Amr Diab releases another album and the world is still a dangerous place. What's supposed to be the biggest name in Arabic pop, and perhaps the best selling among his peers, Amr Diab recorded and released a new album in 2014. The man has no rival and no match in Arabic pop, he is good for the music scene and he speaks little and comes with virtual no drama.

Amr Diab continues to churn hits, but that does not matter--no one buy music anymore, the public mood is not in a good place. Not sure where the money is, but that does not stop him and stop Rotana from making and signing deals. It's easy to dismiss his music as doing the same over and over again, which can be true. But what do you expect him to do? He has already done many great things with his life. He is a true hit-maker and has been on the number one spot for the past 30 years.

The album leaked a week before the official release date. So what does team Amr Diab do? They change he cover art and make it in color then they ask fans to buy the original copy. Amr Diab has maintained his good looks, and his body is in a good shape. His style has evolved a bit too. You still get your Spanish guitar that made his career. The king new album offers the same mix of Latin ,Chillout, House, techno and Egyptian drum. Keep on mind he is 53 and still beat any young talent out there.  

01 - Shoft El Ayam
02 - Gamalo
03 - We Hatebtady El Hekayat
04 - Ana Mosh Anani
05 - We Neesh
06 - Mosh Gedid
07 - Saet El Forak
08 - Jana
09 - Kan Kol Haga
10 - Aiwa Etghaiart
11 - Aho Leli We Adda

Checkout the album here

Amr Diab - Shoft El Ayam عمرو دياب - شُفت الأيام

Checkout the album here

Download: Arwa 2014 Album"Ya Moumayyaz" البوم اروى - يا مميز

The Yemeni pop diva who has conquered the hearts of the Gulf a decade a go retruns with a new release. Her album "Ya Moumayyaz" comes with Rotana--this is her first with them. The Saudi company knows the local Gulf makret well, and I am certain they are pleased with this collaboration. Arwa can benefit from their gigantic marketing arm.

Arwa remains one of my favorite female voices in that part of the world. She did very well in Egypt and Lebanon with special release songs years ago. Now she sets sight on the Gulf and that's where the money is. She comes from there. The title of the album--outstanding, unique, special. Just like Arwa's look and sense of fashion. She is more than a singer, she is also a host of a popular talk show.

I enjoy her voice and her warmth. I like her in other songs, but this allows us to hear her voice, so be it. There will be dance, romance, drama and funk. The lyrics are the world of the best Saudi poets and and Gulf based spoke word artists.

Find it here Link

01 - Ya Moumayyaz
02 - Safhati Fe El Hob Beda
03 - Ya Folan
04 - Naker El Maarouf
05 - Besalamithom
06 - Azibtina Ya Khafef El Rouh
07 - Bahibak Bezyadah
08 - Louab
09 - Ely Hako Anak Awarek Fehom
10 - Hawino Aliya

Arwa ... Ya Moumayyaz | أروى ... يا مميز