The Best of Soapkills


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Electronic, Alternative
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June 1, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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One of the very first indie bands to emerge in the Middle East, Soapkills was founded at the end of the '90s by Yasmine Hamdan and Zeid Hamdan (both born in Beirut, Lebanon, but not related). They drew their inspiration from Arab music (both classical and folk) and from electronic music, dub and trip hop.

Soapkills recorded three albums, respectively entitled 'Bater' (2001), 'Cheftak' (2002) and 'Enta Fen' (2005), which all came out on small Lebanese labels. Their music quickly became the soundtrack to the vibrant, young arts scene which developed in postwar Lebanon, and the band gradually acquired an emblematic status.

Soapkills stopped operating when Yasmine moved to Paris, where she first teamed up with Mirwais to create the Y.A.S. project, and then worked on her debut solo album, 'Ya Nass' (2013). Zeid remained in Lebanon, where he took part in various projects, and currently produces several artists.

Yasmine and Zeid have now joined forces to curate a definitive Soapkills compilation album.

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Catalogue number CRAM260
Barcode 0876623007319
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Leh Zaalen -
2. Yahoo! -
3. Cheftak -
4. Tango -
5. Marco Slow -
6. Aranis & Koullou Ndif -
7. Herzan -
8. Galbi -
9. Enta Fen -
10. Wadih -
11. Manni 2elak -
12. Souleyma -
13. Kasdoura -
14. Marra Fi Ghnina -