Release Date – 22-06-2020
Label Name – Eddisco
Release Track list:
1. T.U.G.S (Original Mix)
2. T.U.G.S (Dub mix)
3. T.U.G.S (Orlando Voorn remix)
4. Oh God Oh God (Space Mix)
Every journey begins with a starting point, the origins. Eddisco finally announces its first released EP, “TUGS”, an authentic piece which pays tribute to Tunisia’s street spirit with the international language of House Music.
„TUGS“ is blend of genres, a mixture between House Music and Hip Hop which was produced by Hamdi Ryder with the astonishing vocal performance of Amyne, one of Tunisia’s upcoming rappers. This release also includes a remix from the great Orlando Voorn, a producer held in the highest regards, one of Netherlands‘ most influential producers, who’s support and contribution spreads a good feeling about the future of this project.
„Knowing also that Eddisco means „Disco“ in the Tunisian/Arabic language, this piece also hides an initial reference to Disco as the common root between Rap and House Music, a special glance into the eclectic philosophy of the label.“
Born in the heart of Tunis, Hamdi Toukabri, AKA Hamdi RydEr, has quickly established himself as one of the most important and influential artists in the local underground scene.
Initially inspired by urban music, his first productions were Hip Hop and beat projects. After a number of successful collaborations, his passion for grooves led him to explore other genres. Ultimately arriving at House, he’s been steady releasing tracks since 2010, including remix work for artists like Joss Moog and Hector Moralez, among others.
With regular support from heavyweight icons like DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, and Mark Farina, Hamdi RydEr was quick to become an underground favorite. So much so that in 2017, his track “Girl You Need To” was featured on ‘Street Player’, a Youtube channel that creates videos to showcase the aesthetic of dance music culture by pairing fresh underground heat with urban dancing feet. His video was also covered by Mixmag.
Hamdi’s passion for all things underground would eventually drive him to create a platform for other like-minded artists to express themselves. The result: Downtown Vibes (DV) – a local collective established by himself and a group of close friends. Its mission: organize underground events, provide a stage for Tunisian talent, and maintain a well-structured community for arts and urban culture. Currently, DV hosts 2 regular events: “Secret Vibes” and “Somewhere in Downtown“. Always located in secret venues, the parties host local and international DJs, VJs, artists, and dancers to create the perfect underground vibe.