Simon’s music on Bandcamp
Simon’s music is now available for streaming on Bandcamp. To visit his Bandcamp page click here.
On his page you’ll find the following albums and tracks:
The Threads album
Genre: pop, rock, funk with world music flavours!
The songs on this album were recorded at different intervals over the last few years both in Simon’s own studio and other studios. The album title reflects this as Simon wanted to pull together the various songwriting threads of the last few years.
You’ll also find the Haleshla EP which features Mouna Eddrou on vocals and percussion.
Genre: traditional Moroccan music (vocals and percussion).
“Haleshla” means “why not?” in Moroccan Arabic. This EP is a duo with Simon and Mouna playing the traditional Moroccan music they performed in France and the UK and that they still perform in their guesthouse in Meknès, Morocco. The tracks were recorded “live” ie. as when being played live on stage.
The Climate Carioca single
This is a dance music track written using loops from Simon’s “Total Groove” loops project. “Carioca” is a play on words on the Brazilian style of carnival music “carioca” and the political discourse around climate change.
Simon’s music on Bandcamp also has his darbouka solo for belly dance.
This is a tabla or darbouka or derbeke solo (same drum but with different names depending where you are in the Middle East or North Africa) for belly dance. It is ideal for practising the part of a show where the drummers and dancer synchronise percussion phrases and dance choreography. This track includes the classic rhythm changes and phrases typically found in a solo.
Feel free to also visit his Youtube page where you’ll find videos of Simon and Mouna playing as well as loops and songs. Please subscribe to his channel if you like what he does!