TAXI KEBAB sign to Real World X for forthcoming EP ‘Visions Al 2ard’

We are pleased to announce the signing of French-Moroccan electronic duo TAXI KEBAB to the Real World X imprint. TAXI KEBAB will release their debut EP Visions al 2ard on June 17, 2022. It is preceded by the single 'Ardina', which is out today.

The electronic music of French duo Leïla Jiqqir and Romain Henry — a.k.a. TAXI KEBAB — reveals influences of krautrock, psyche and techno, all the while haunted by the specter of Leïla’s North African roots. Reclaiming her Moroccan father’s Darija language, it’s through a liberating poetic register that her voice interacts with the acid arpeggios and rippling layers of Romain Henry’s experiments with machines.

On their debut EP Visions al 2ard (‘Visions of the Land’), synthesizers, drum machines, modulated guitars and amplified buzuq collide as TAXI KEBAB venture on a night ride through the Moroccan countryside, unveiling their self-described ‘psyché désoriental’ sound.

The band’s first single ‘Ardina’ (Our Lands), leads with a relentless electronic pulse and Leïla’s passionate cries. “On this song, there’s a question of returning and forgetting and remembering, of connecting to ancestral roots.” she explains. “It’s like I’m wandering in the homeland, a little bit lost.”

TAXI KEBAB - Ardina (Official Video)

Visions al 2ard by TAXI KEBAB is out on June 17, 2022 via Real World X, an imprint of Real World Records. ‘Ardina’ is out now on all digital platforms.

Download/Listen to Ardina

By Online Editor

Main image: Romain Henry and Leïla Jiqqir, a.k.a. TAXI KEBAB. Photo credit: Inès Jiqqir.

Published on Tue, 29 March 22

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