WW Dubai: Sarathy Korwar with Shadi Megallaa (The Flip Side), 264 cru, Karim Sultan and Alex Tombrink

First broadcast date: 15 January 2018

Percussionist and Drummers Inc. host Sarathy Korwar explores the various facets of the Dubai music scene with prominent local musicians, producers, labels and more.

This show was recorded during his 10 week residence in 2017 with the British Council x PRS Foundation.

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This episode’s guests include Shadi Megallaa, founder of independent record shop The Flip Side and DXB music heads 264 cru, Karim Sultan and Alex Tombrink, playing music featuring homegrown/Dubai-based talent.

To end the show, Sarathy Korwar and Karim Sultan perform a live set of improvised music on tabla, oud and electronics.


Shadi Megallaa – The Flip Side //

7FO feat. Sea Urchin – Water Vapour [Bokeh Versions]
Peter Tosh – Legalize it [Life Music]
Wach’ Da – Confrontation (Instrumental) [Heavenly Sweetness]
GYPS – Untitled [GYPS]
Nu Guinea – The Sun Returns [Comet]
Like feat. Kali Uchis – Blah loops [Jakarta]
Mo Kolors – Golden Brown (Dj Sottofett Dub Mix) [One-Handed Music]
GYPS – Untitled [GYPS]
GYPS – Untitled [GYPS]
GYPS – Untitled [GYPS]
Madlib – Montara [Blue Note]

Alex Tombrink – The Fridge //

Physical Graffiti – Serpent Transparent [Unknown]
Ab Inito – Phoenix [The Fort]
JadaL – Ghabeh B’eed [White Label]

264 cru //

Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem [Philophon]
Erin Koray – Hayat Bir Teselli [Doğan Plak]
Googoosh – Pishkesh [Finders Keepers Records]
Gal Costa – Modinha Para Gabriela [Philips]
Jorge Strunz & Ardeshir Farah – Nomad [Ganesh Records]
Kazumi Watanabe Quartet – Mirrors [Union Records]
Osamu Kitajima – Breath of Night [Alfa]
Fonit – Orlak [Schema]
Fonit – Schizzo [Schema]
Fonit – Pete [Schema]
essarai & Nasrawi – 06 [Unreleased]
essarai & Nasrawi – 07 [Unreleased]
Muqata’a – Tib Al Huroof [Unknown]
essarai – La Pérla [Unreleased]
Umm Kulthum – Habibi (Jarreau Vandal Remix) [264 Records]
NOON – 11s [Unknown]

Sarathy Korwar x Karim Sultan // Live

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