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Set up by two Newcastle-based music lovers, Magic Ritmo prepare to release their debut record, a re-issue of Adel Dhibi’s 1996 album M’Her, which will be pressed to vinyl for the first time, using Middlesbrough-based Press On Vinyl. Here, one half of the duo, Adam Rees, explains their inspiration behind setting up the label…

Magic Ritmo is a record label, party collective and online store dedicated to exploring our shared consciousness and curiosity for music and the culture that runs parallel. The label will deep dive into archival sounds and bring future classics to celebrate weird and wonderful forward thinking music through lost reissues, compilations and limited edition releases.

For our debut record we have unearthing a curated selection of tracks from Adel Dhibi’s 1996 album M’Hajer for a coveted and long-awaited reissue.
 Adel is a Belgian artist of Tunisian origin working most prominently between 1993 and 1996 on a variety of electronic music from downtempo to house, trance and beyond, whilst carefully intertwining sounds inspired by his Arabic origins, a path lesser trodden by both his European and Tunisian counterparts at the time of release. A deep believer of empowerment through music, Adel’s unique approach sets to create a more peaceful world through his exploration of new and pioneering electronic sounds. A vision of sound and values that stands relevant and even more powerful today, 27 years after M’Hajer’s original release.

It’s a huge honour to continue to share Adel’s story and music. The album was originally recorded at Java-Trot Studio in Ostend, Belgium before its original CD/cassette release, making this reissue the first time M’hajer has been pressed to vinyl. This is an extremely limited run of 100 records available only through our Bandcamp or our social pages, and is released on 29th November.

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