Gan Gah


Because Belgium is not only about French fries, beer, chocolate, waffles and Brussel sprouts, we introduce you every week a band from our beautiful country. This week, in Belgitunes, we present you Gan Gah.

Gan Gah is the kind of artists that bring a lot of excitement as his whole universe sound fresh and new. Even if he is now based in Brussels, Reda (his real name) was born in Agadir, Morocco and you clearly hear that he draws his inspiration from his origins. Indeed, his music is directly based on traditional wild fevered North-African rhythms and melodies but with an electronic modern size, as the rendition is totally targeted for the clubs. The young DJ and producer describes his music as “Moroccan Bass” and we can’t provide a better label. For a long time, Asia was a big source of inspiration for electronic music, from Diplo to Panjabi MC, among other names, and it is nice to see hear something a bit more surprising.

Recently, the artist was signed to Lowup Records, a Brussels label dedicated to bass music. His 3-track EP “Souktronics” is available since November 27.

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“EYWA”, thanks to his vocal samples, is a bouncy trip to Maghreb. If you close your eyes, the violin will really make you travel! “Kasbah” is a spellbound piece of UK trap executed in one of the Moroccan imperial cities or a high-speed chase through one of the souks of Marrakech. Finally, “The Snake Dance”, which is the more club-oriented track, is a high-speed and uplifting bass track whose the drop will give you the envy to throw your hands (and your feet) in the air!

If you want to support the artist, here is a link to Bandcamp or to his Soundcloud profile.

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