We are happy to introduce another FvF Contributor who enhances us not just with her writing skills but also with her excellent music taste. Natasha Jane Stallard has introduced us to personalities on FvF such as Lamia Choucair, Maria Kassab and Maya Mounme & Hatem Imam in Beirut. After living in the Lebanese capital “the bad boy you can never change, but fall in love with him anyway”, Natasha Jane – well-known as “NJ” – moved to Dubai where she now works as editor for the independent Middle Eastern urban culture magazine Brownbook. Besides being on the look out for inspiring people and content for FvF, Natasha has a love of music. After mentioning her musical inspiration in the FvF Contributor Introduction we knew she would be a suitable candidate for compiling a very special FvF mix tape – the first of its kind – for us. All-time-favorites from artists such as Timbaland, Mos Def and Cassie accompany new sounds from Beirut & Cairo, rip-offs of Arabic rhythms, Algerian blues and old school Iraqi beats. Ignore the autumn blues and let this outstanding mix heat you up. يمتع نفسه !
1. Samar – Yasmine Hamdan
2. Yumma, Al Hilou – Unknown Artist – Sublime Frequences
3. Big Pimpin’ – Jay Z & UGK
4. Watan Al-3k – Maryam Saleh
5. Wahid – Mos Def
6. Tha Whip ft. Haleek Maul (produced by Shy Guy) – Le1f
7. Ginseng Strip 2002 – Yung Lean x Beach House
8. Don’t Goo Too Slow – Cassie
9. Soup Boys (Prod. by Lushlife) – Heems
10. Just Tell Me the Truth – Najat Aatabou
11. Bala Allayel – Assasi Nun Fuse (2012) – Bilad El-Sham
12. Don’t Know What to Tell Ya – Aaliyah
13. Tarham ya Allah shudada – Mariem Hassan
14. Ahwak (feat. Hiba El Mansouri) – ShiftZ & Hiba El Mansouri
15. Al bosta – Fairuz For regular updates on our latest content subscribe to our FvF newsletter.