Various Artists / Sahara Lounge
Album: Sahara Lounge   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jan 2004
Label:Putumayo World Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-04-26 Pull Date: 2004-06-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30 May 23 May 16 May 9
Airplays: 1 3 2 2 3 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2022: Global Ginga
Ya Rayah, Khallini Biljao, Arhil, Astahel, Shiraz
4. Jul 31, 2017: Happy Hour
2. Jul 18, 2019: Global Ginga
Cleopatra in New York, DUB4ME, Ya Rayah, Khallini Biljao, Arhil, Astahel, Shiraz
5. Feb 08, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Lili S'en Fout
3. Jan 16, 2019: Cafe Nakhil
6. Feb 10, 2015: Arabology
Lili S'en Fout

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-04-28
Chill-remixed-mideast pop. Yet another Putumayo compilation. This one is all about mid east pop (Egypt, Lebanon, UAE, Algeria,…) remixed with chill-electronica beats. Mellow, subdued, you feel like invading a small country when this thing is over. Most tracks are decent but not very interesting. Take one at a time, if you want to chill. 1,12 are better.
1. ** Instrumental. Santur lead, trip-hop beats.
2. * Spanish influences, Arab female vocals, nice slow table groove.
3. Heavier drum beat, male vocals.
4. Female vocals, slightly more traditional instrumentation.
5. One of the most over-sampled songs in the history of Arab music. This remix does not do it much good. Male vocals.
6. * Subdued Dub from Lebanon.
7. * Another bass-y track, female vocals, flute bridge, strings.
8. Male vocals.
9. * Trip-hop, Turkish lyrics, Jazzy short guitar solo.
10. Non-standard male vocals, mellow Egyptian pop remixed.
11. * Instrumental. Bass line, electric and acoustic guitar, ambient, very slight “Sahara” touches.
12. ** Mellow funk groove, female French vocals, mix of traditional and less-traditional instrumentation (sax solo).

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Sharif Shiraz
2. Yazbeck, Nabiha Astahel
3. El Idrissi, Bahia Arhil
4. Nasri, Maya Khallini Biljao
5. El Harrachi, Dahmane Ya Rayah
6. Soap Kills DUB4ME
7. Nickodemus W/Carol C Cleopatra in New York
8. Habeeb, Yasser Elama
9. Ersahin, Ilhan Fly
10. Jasmon W/Mohammed Mounir Hanina
11. Adams, Justin Desert Road
12. Farroukh, Toufic Lili S'en Fout