Cheb I Sabbah
Cheb i Sabbah is a legendary Algerian born, San Francisco DJ who spins what he calls an "Outernational Mix," of dance music from "the oasis of Arabia, Africa, Asia." He creates a seamless mix that unifies diverse sounds. His technique is hardly appropriation, for in the context of his decks, the voice of each artist truly shines. He creates a greater, extended community in the mix. His recorded music is less beat-oriented and more quietly meditative. A hybrid of Hindustani classical music and contemporary mixology, Sabbah taps into something seemingly timeless and without borders.