Historically Casablanca has been known as a global melting pot; a place where cultures mingle and fuse. This quality is evident in the dazzling music of Casablanca-based beat-maker and guitarist saib., who has revealed his debut long-player, the appropriately titled Around The World album for Cold Busted. These tunes showcase saib.’s worldly vibe, tied together with his intricate guitar playing which deftly keeps up with all the styles represented on the album. Hip hop beats form the backbone as saib.’s musical palette skips from jazz flavors to lounge experiments to Asian textures … and sometimes within a single track. Around The World is indeed a non-stop flight, touching down on all of saib.’s influences and predilections, creating a memorable album along the way.
released April 22, 2016
Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): Incredible Release!
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): yes. will support the release at ibiza sonica
Pathaan (Globetronica / BBC / Songlines Music Reviewers): Thanks !
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - weekly on The Coast Radio, Samurai FM, RP Radio, others): Groovey funky Eclectic class we loves it !!!!!!
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Fresh ... nice athmosphere of international samples =)
Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn Records / Local Talk): Nice sample work and grooves!
Frank (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi / Fort Knox Recordings): Very nice.
Trotter (Royal Soul Records): DOPE!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Dimitris Tentinis (mister T.) (Cold Busted): Excellent debut from a very promising artist!Looking forward his next releases.Casablanca Funk, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight and Yu Garden are my favs!
Bahia Deluxe (Cold Busted): Great homemade guitar samples!
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Love it!
Steve (Fort Knox Five) (Fort Knox Recordings): Solid global influenced beats. Perfect for our Funk the World mix series
Bruno From Ibiza (Ibiza Global Radio): nice album , different influences but always groovy
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): Nice trip hop style, i like. Thanks.
Alejandro Ramirez (Stereo 77) (Plimsoll Records): Very cool, chill, and with every element that makes for a great Downtempo record.
DJ BMF (Eighth Dimension / Phat N' Jazzy): Lots of great stuff. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" also is a stand out for me.
Jamie Topham (CD Pool | JT Music Media Man | Summer Soulstice): Love this sampler!
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Quality release- will definitely play a few of these - great work.
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): great work
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): nice
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat / FKR Records / Spare Change Disco / Magic Wand / JDP Disco / Paper Disco): Love this!
Brandon (Properly Chilled): No wrong, all right. Well done.
Simon Ward (Dr Rubberfunk) (Jalapeno Records / Funkydown): Very groovy - always a fan of some tasteful guitar work, and steady production to match. Only criticism would be (and I mean it constructively!) that there are a few too many 'Ultimate Breaks & Beats' type drum loops - I love all those classic breaks, but it's nice to hear them used a little differently every now and then. Casablanca Funk & In The Mountains stand out for me as they're not relying on the drum break to carry the track. But my familiarity with the loops won't be what everyone hears of course, and overall I'm enjoying a solid release :) Cheers! Simon R'Funk
(Thee) Mike B / Brillstein (Play It Down / Fool's Gold): DOPE!
Basement Freaks (Jalapeno Records): I like Funk dope beats
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): some nice beats in here!
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): Once again cold Busted stretch out in to the world of electronica .. Uncovering what has now become an understated expected from a release .. weather its Stone cold funk or eloquent chill you folks nai8l it .. This release showcases some fine craftsmanship of electronica ethnic sounds ... Bring it on !!
ActRaiser (Fokuz / Med School / Liquicity / Celsius / Cold Busted): Nice blissed out hip-hop.. though a little rough around the edges, still a nice listen.
Dave Warner (Dave's Lounge Podcast): Downloading for Dave's Lounge. Thanks!
DJ Pippi (Aluminium Records / Valenostrum): Cool Material Boy!!!
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): Nice vibes... cool sounds...thanks
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk / Podcasts): funky and fresh!
Andy Riley (Inland Knights) (Toka Project / Drop Music): tight beats as ever
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / Journees Music / F.A.M.I.L.Y.): Don't Let Me Be Lonely, really fun. Casablanca Funk and Yu Garden also strong cuts.
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Globalized and multistyled scenario, not something new on the beatz, the old story but really fresh and magnificent complex of inspirations thru the world. It is the Casablanca world spirit. Radio's and DJ's will not resist on jazzy warm up ''Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight'' and some people like me on ''Tales Of Africa'' even it sounds like a re:issue from early 90's. Lots to love here but the winner seems to be the ''In The Mountains'' naturalism and why not Balearism.
Green Street (Cold Busted / Nocturnal Recordings / Str8 Busted Podcast): Most def. will be rocking these tunes out!
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Hot hort hot!
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): a great taste in the use of samples. Very very nice!
Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): Loving this
Genetic druGs (Cyberjam Show: WDR Radio (Cologne) /RBB Radio (Berlin) / Funkhaus Europa): fantastic
Marcelo Tavares (Deep Space Podcast / Power Deep / Paunchy Cat Records): Quality!
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Great release. I love the Eastern theme, very carefully selected samples that match the aesthetics of the whole album. Very good production as well.
Parachute Radio Show (Parachute Radio Show (Radio Campus Pau, CFM Radio, Radio MNE)): hopla nice track ! best c
ADAM WARPED aka Johnny Blackou (Whiskey Pickle / Strange Days on Hypersonic Radio): These are lovely lovely sounds! "In The Mountains" is amazingly lush and hypnotic.
Jason Brown (Qdup Foundation) (Qdup Foundation / Goodgroove / Bombstrikes): Cool vibes.
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Really great release, loving all these gems..
Mr. Goju (Migrations Radio Show (weekly, syndicated)): Funky and jazzy fat beats. Love it. Xx
Marc Lacasse (sHIFT Radio on UMFM 101.5 / Urbnet (Jackhouse Reviewer)): great cover artwork alot of the asian themed tracks make summery with the broken beat and smooth glides into soulful funky rhythms well done
Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com
/ BeatConcious.org): Shanghai Nights - Like a fountain of music, this one sparkles and flows Tales of Africa seems rooted in a specific place, music for a restaurant or small bar, delight for the ear In the Mountains - more music for that intimate neighborhood space, for people who spend time listening as well as talking Late Night Call has a sultry funk edge to it and guitar sophistication by the ton
Linos Pascal (Linos On Canvas radio show - weekly on Republic 100.3 FM (Thessaloniki)): great release! support!
Frank McWeeny (D.I.Y. Radio / French Radio London / Shoreditch Radio): Brilliant
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Cool grooves - very nice
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): absolute jewell
DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session (KUSF in Exile) / Google Play / ForwardEver Blog / Umoja HiFi): Globetrotting in every sense of the term -- these international music sounds and classic breaks work seamlessly here. Even with a touch of a throwback trip-hop sound, these tracks sound fresh.
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio (Head of Programming)): Great album; will definitely add to our laid back channels
Sharif Galal (Triple J Radio): Absolutely beautiful!! It was hard picking a favourite track
DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): nice
Dima Studitsky (Headz.FM / Compost / Sonar Kollektiv / King Street Sounds): Great Package ! Wonderful tunes ! Classic downtempo sounds !!!!! Love it !!!! Full support !!!!!!
Javier Varez (Alma Soul Music / Alma Dreams Weekly Radio Show (Ibiza Global Radio / Tunnel FM / Constanza FM)): Loving every track, full support as usual guys, thanks!
Francesco Adinolfi (Popcorner Show on Rai Radio 2 / Il Manifesto Newspaper (Music Editor)): So inspiring
Kfjatek (Off Radio Kraków (weekly show) / Wildstylerz / Cracow Beat Club): Lovely! Hopefully after this release Saib. will get some attention that he deserves
Lakatos Sandor Suefo (Radio Tilos FM 90,3 / Savages y Suefo): Like this colourful material. Perfect for the radio Will play 2-3 songs.
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): ITM lovely track
Jesse De La Peña (Vocalo.org
89.5 & 90.7FM (music programmer) / WBEZ 91.5 FM): Really diggin Casablanca Funk & Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
DJ Doubles (Freestyle Fusion - weekly radio show on Urgent FM): ahh - this is beautiful - pure spring in beats.
Angelos Timewarp Stoumpos (Timewarp inc / Timewarp / Timewarp Music / Kraak Records / Join Radio): nice & easy!
Hober Mallow (Excursions / Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Lush production on this. Tales of Africa for me. The rest that I've listened to are nice too. Looking forward to familiarising more with this. Support here. Keep it up and thanks for the beautiful music.
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Love this eclectic world music loungey vibe.
Fine Cut Bodies / Biscuit Real (Chi Recordings / MR2 Hungarian National Radio): Great vibes here! I've listened to it 4 times today :D thank you!
Andy Wilson (ibiza Sonica FM (Program Director) / Balearia): love this , perfect for my beach sets and ibiza sunsets
Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Cold Busted, with these worldly delights you are spoiling us...!
NoWay DJ (Sub-Zero Radio Show (weekly on Rádio Zero + RUA FM)): Nice re-use of some classic beats
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show / NuDIsco Indie Dance & Jet Set Radio on iHeartRadio): this is some good stuff - funky goodness.
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): a yummy world music flavor
DJ Love (Stellar Music / Red Light Lounge / TTTRadio.net
/ KutThroat DJs): Beautiful production over some classic beats. Love it!
Oded Nir (Suntree Records / Sceen.FM (biweekly Suntree Records Show)): cool track
Jon Paul Green (The Bland radio show - Sunday evenings on 6towns.co.uk): Superb, perfect blend of hip hop beats, jazz and funk. Perfect soundtrack for a summeres night.
Red Rack'em (Smugglers Inn Radio (MyHouseYourHouse + podcast) / Bergerac): Casablanca Funk is nice!
Sven Thomschke (Dr. Best) (Radio Z ('Headz' & 'Limbo Rhythm' shows) / Club: 'Rockit!'): A nice, varied and well produced album!
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): Thanks for the trip!
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): Nice summer vibe
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks!!! very good stuff
Tariq Ziyad (Planet Rave / Dark Horse / Sonic Zoo Radio / New Urban ERA Music Blog): lovely chilled beats with an ethnic twist, will support yy
Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): nice downtempo good soul vibe will be played
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): I like that the sound is expanding a bit. Still fat breaks, but some more global spices on top.
Graham Mandroules (Catalyst Recordings / Funkdafied): Another quality release and I will definitely being playing these tracks at my gigs. Thanks again. cheers Graham
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Been following saib on Soundcloud for ages. Can't wait for the full-length.
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): Hi-Ya...this release has the floor bangers and the mind readers moving...
Organic Lounge Radio (Organic Lounge Radio): Loving the mixture of Hip Hop elements with traditional kora melodies.
Trio (Bocca Grande) (Rebirth / Four Roses / Mathematics): Thanks for the promo. I like the In the mountain! Good works!
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Great tracks. Chill vibes with a unique sound. On air support. Xx
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System): Superb!
Matt Coogan (Solus) (One Era / Upstairs Recordings): Chill and eclectic. Love it.
Jason Palma (Higher Ground Radio Show - CIUT 89.5 FM): Very fun album. Real like the mix of styles on this.
Mark Farina (Great Lakes Recordings / Mushroom Jazz / Om Records): great sampler! already had most custom here. been playing them.