Various Artists / As Far As: Cheb I Sabb
Album: As Far As: Cheb I Sabb   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-16 Pull Date: 2003-08-18 Charts: Electronic, Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29
Airplays: 3 1 2 3 4 2 3 7

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 15, 2015: Clean Copper Radio In Memoriam DOUGLAS TOMPKINS
Colour Line
4. Aug 12, 2003: radiomundi
Lahlilah Express, Have We Lost Our Dream
2. Mar 17, 2005: Everything Is Possible!
Colour Line
5. Aug 06, 2003: Postulate, Then Liberate
3. Aug 16, 2003: Morning Glory
Neti Neti
6. Jul 31, 2003: Poptronica
Lahlilah Express, Salla

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-17
[COLL]: As Far As: DJ Cheb I Sabbah
Label: Six Degrees

We've had previous albums by Cheb I Sabbah, but we've not had a mix-CD by him that showcases his DJ-ing talents until now. This is probably most representative of a typical DJ set he would do in a basement nightclub in San Francisco, or anywhere. In that respect, this is an impressive selection of exotic world-music/electronica that is psychedelic, hypnotic, and dance-able (mostly). There is a very strong dub and drum&bass influence in his DJ-ing style. A few of the tracks are his own works, but for the most part, the tracks are from other places, other worlds. And that's what's so great about this mix-CD. Try: 1,3,5,9.

1. Space-y synths, spacey vocals, deep dubby bass & tablas percussion
2. Fem vocal wailing, starts kinda mellow & gets kind of breakbeat-y
3. Total dub. Complete w/ exotic samples, spoke word about global issues
4. Very space-y, beautiful flute, distant drones, then some slow beats
5. A distant woodwind sound, complex percussion, dub-breakbeat
6. Lush synths, exotic samples, snare-drum pounding, beautiful Asian string melodies
7. Big dub bassline, fem vocal in French but w/ Mid. Eastern melody
8. Vibrant Mid. Eastern song, chorus of male chants, drops into French hip-hop
9. Jungle beats, exotic male vocals, swirling synths
10. Great stuff - lush synths, vibrant vocals, complex percussion
11. African-ized funk - vibrant male vocals chanting in unison
12. Pounding percussion, female vocal chanting
13. Exotic saxophone melody - Inidan percussion - awesome track
14. Indian chanting, sparse instrumentation, very traditional sound

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Solace Solace
2. Najma Miskatonic
3. Asian Dub Foundation Colour Line
4. Horn, Paul Agra
5. Dj Cheb I Sabbah Pour Matoub
6. Toires Layoun Lokdhor
7. Atlas, Natacha Soleil D' Egypte
8. Makale Salla
9. Gnawa Impulse Lahlilah Express
10. Gurtu, Trilok Have We Lost Our Dream
11. Sekouba Bambino Sinikan
12. Sangoma, Suzan Hendricks Ngihawukele Thonga Lami
13. Audio Letter Neti Neti
14. Dj Cheb I Sabbah Hari Om Narayan