MDLBEAST Records’ newest forward-thinking project launches right now, and it’s a series of major electronic remixes of Arab pop stars to promote their music and one-of-a-kind culture outside of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The first release of the series comes from the most suitable artist for the job – the Dutch/Moroccan R3HAB and his rendition of one of Lebanese artist Myriam Fares’ biggest hits – “Goumi,” which just surpassed 10 billion views across short-form video platforms (namely TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube shorts). The result is a fresh, edgy fusion of Arab mainstream pop and dance-electronic sound, rich with Arabic culture and ready for the dance floors far and wide. R3HAB’s remix of “Goumi” opens with the singer’s passionate vocals and incorporates mystical-sounding instrumentals to conjure images of Arabian nights, while R3HAB adds his signature growling, rolling bassline, and driving melodies to give the original version its club- and festival-oriented makeover.
Since this is the first release of many on a similar note, upcoming pop artists from the Middle East and North Africa, which are to be treated by a remix from some of the world’s most established DJs/producers, include the likes of Mohamed Hamaki, Ahmed Saad and Amr Diab while Steve Aoki, Salvatore Ganacci and AFROJACK, to name only a few, are already confirmed to deliver their remixes in the near future.
“We, at MDLBEAST, pride ourselves on being disruptors within the MENA music industry. As the leading player in the region, we are constantly pushing boundaries and pioneering new projects to elevate the music of our region onto the global stage. Our latest endeavor holds a significant place in our hearts, as it marks the beginning of a remarkable series of exquisite remixes that we are eagerly anticipating the world to hear. Through this project, we aim to give the region’s music the recognition and reach it truly deserves. Stay tuned, as MDLBEAST records continues to revolutionize the music landscape.” – Edwin Harb, Senior Label Manager, MDLBEAST Records
“I’m happy to be part of this project, after the immense success of ‘Goumi,’ I was really happy to perform it with R3HAB’s touch on SOUNDSTORM’s mainstage and now release it with MDLBEAST Records.” – Myriam Fares
“Myriam and I had the pleasure of teasing this remix live at MDLBEAST’s Soundstorm 2022 last December in front of 100,000 people, and the response was electric. I love working across cultures since it’s always a good challenge to maintain the original sound while adding my dance touch to the record. We’re excited to finally share it with the world!” – R3HAB