New music from L.A./Little Armenia
March 1, 2015 2:24 PM   Subscribe

Bei Ru is a Los Angeles-based multi-genre music producer/composer known for his unconventional use of Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms combined with heavy drums, electronics, and a plethora of live instrumentation. His new album, ‘Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp’, blends electronica, Middle Eastern influences, funk and hip-hop, featuring musicians playing electric bass, electric guitar, electric oud, cello, keyboards and piano

If you listen to only one L.A.-based, Armenian-American, instrumental, electronic, Middle-Eastern, funk, hip-hop song today, make it "Sweet Temptress" [SLYT]
posted by Room 641-A (11 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Nice - the music is great.

And that video was fun (made me think of the black oil episodes of the X Files).

Thank you!
posted by jammy at 2:49 PM on March 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is pretty neat, thanks!
posted by egypturnash at 3:17 PM on March 1, 2015

I used up my L.A.- based, Armenian-American instrumental quota of one with Frank Zappa.
posted by C.A.S. at 3:18 PM on March 1, 2015

Hey hey Zappa was Lebanese and he was from a blotch on the map called Rancho Cucamonga yo
posted by growabrain at 3:45 PM on March 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

It's like having one more Muslimgauze album.
posted by Leon at 4:31 PM on March 1, 2015

Very cool. I love in little Armenia too, so double kudos for finding this!
posted by mosschief at 4:37 PM on March 1, 2015

Good sounds + ultra creeptastic video. Nice.

Btw, Zappa was Sicilian, Greek, Arab, and French, by his own account. But go on, dismiss the post out of hand because of your distaste for Zappa.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:47 PM on March 1, 2015

made me think of the black oil episodes of the X Files

I shuddered when I saw that. It still freaks me out!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:24 PM on March 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Not to be too punny, but... That is very infectious!
posted by cleroy at 6:35 PM on March 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

There is a distinct sympathetic vibration with Transylvania Boogie, though. I couldn't resist. I'll be grooving to SNATML all week, I'm sure. Thanks for the tip!
posted by cleroy at 6:46 PM on March 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

There's been so much great electronic music coming out of LA in recent times. What a good time to live here :)
posted by starscream at 3:36 PM on March 2, 2015

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