Human By Default
March 17th, 2023
Genre-bending duo Bedouin build on the success of first single “Voices In My Head” with news of “Alien”, a second single from their debut album which arrives ahead of the opening party for their Saga Residency at Pacha Ibiza on May 24th.
The acclaimed duo’s weekly Ibiza residency and event concept, Saga, quickly cemented itself as one of the island’s most sought-after weekly parties soon after it launched. It earned the 2019 award for “Best Night In Ibiza” by the DJ awards and then made a huge move to Pacha last summer. It was a huge success and became the most talked about on the island with world class guests and the signature production making event even a mesmeric and immersive experience with guests like Black Coffee, Luciano, Danny Tenaglia, Layla Benitez, Bob Moses and tens more.
The magical Middle Eastern-inspired sounds come infused with incense, soft and warm lighting and an enticingly beautiful, dramatically fresh and infectiously blended soundtrack each and every Wednesday. The first party of the new season is on May 24th with further Saga exclusives to take place in both New York City on April 22nd at Brooklyn Mirage and London on April 1st at Koko with live performers, art and exclusive performances.
The just-released “Aliens” is a celestial club cut that blends surreal lyrical imagery into a hypnotic mixture of pulsating percussive kicks and spacey synths. As intricate and intentional as it is catchy, the single is a prime teaser of what to expect from Temple of Dreams via Bedouin’s own label Human By Default. “Aliens” comes alongside a surreal music video directed by Christian Lamb (John Mayer, OneRepublic) that tracks the movements of a masked figure from childhood to adulthood. As the protagonist blankly spectates on a world with arguing parents and packed clubs, the visuals — at times tragic and other times blissful — are as mystifying as the music. In collaboration with Lamb, the duo of Bedouin add another fascinating dimension to their work.
Between Bedouin’s Tamer Malki and Rami Abousabe, the gestation of their new track began when Rami wrote a personal poem and Tamer built lead elements around those words, effortlessly evolving into traditional lyrics and electronic catharsis. The musicians, singer-songwriters, and producers in Bedouin have spent the better part of a decade fine-tuning their sound, which draws as much from their Middle Eastern heritage as it does their world travels as DJs playing iconic venues across the globe. Malki explains the forthcoming Temple of Dreams looks to “experiment and push the boundaries.” It differs from their previous work, as the album is intended to be a deep listening experience for the fans, rather than a slew of club cuts.
2023 is set to belong to Bedouin as the ever creative pair continue to reach new heights with each new original tune and spellbinding Saga party.
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