MDLBEAST Records‘ newest forward-thinking project launches right now, and it’s a series of major electronic remixes of Arab pop stars to promote their music and one-of-a-kind culture outside of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The first release of the series comes from the most suitable artist for the job – the Dutch/Moroccan R3HAB and his rendition of one of Lebanese artist Myriam Fares‘ biggest hits – “Goumi,” which just surpassed 10 billion views across short-form video platforms (namely TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube shorts). The result is a fresh, edgy fusion of Arab mainstream pop and dance-electronic sound, rich with Arabic culture and ready for the dance floors far and wide. R3HAB‘s remix of “Goumi” opens with the singer’s passionate vocals and incorporates mystical-sounding instrumentals to conjure images of Arabian nights, while R3HAB adds his signature growling, rolling bassline, and driving melodies to give the original version its club- and festival-oriented makeover. Since this is the first release of many on a similar note, upcoming pop artists from the Middle East and North Africa, which are to be treated by a remix from some of the world’s most established DJs/producers, include the likes of Mohamed Hamaki, Ahmed Saad and Amr Diab while Steve Aoki, Salvatore Ganacci and AFROJACK, to name only a few, are already confirmed to deliver their remixes in the near future.
“We, at MDLBEAST, pride ourselves on being disruptors within the MENA music industry. As the leading player in the region, we are constantly pushing boundaries and pioneering new projects to elevate the music of our region onto the global stage. Our latest endeavor holds a significant place in our hearts, as it marks the beginning of a remarkable series of exquisite remixes that we are eagerly anticipating the world to hear. Through this project, we aim to give the region’s music the recognition and reach it truly deserves. Stay tuned, as MDLBEAST records continues to revolutionize the music landscape.” – Edwin Harb, Senior Label Manager, MDLBEAST Records
“I’m happy to be part of this project, after the immense success of ‘Goumi,’ I was really happy to perform it with R3HAB‘s touch on SOUNDSTORM‘s mainstage and now release it with MDLBEAST Records.” – Myriam Fares
“Myriam and I had the pleasure of teasing this remix live at MDLBEAST‘s Soundstorm 2022 last December in front of 100,000 people, and the response was electric. I love working across cultures since it’s always a good challenge to maintain the original sound while adding my dance touch to the record. We’re excited to finally share it with the world!” – R3HAB
Myriam Fares is an Arab International super star. Singer, performer, and actress Myriam Fares is one of the most renowned artists in the Arab region. With an inspiring history of 20 years in music, she became the first Arab artist to achieve a wide crossover globally with hits like “Goumi,” “Tukoh Taka” with Nicki Minaj and Maluma, and “Ghmorni” reaching different cultures from all around the world beyond the barriers of language. With a discography of more than 12 albums/singles, Myriam injects an upbeat vibe and ongoing originality in all her songs which make them catchy even among non-Arabic speaking audiences. Myriam‘s dance challenge for her song “Goumi” spread all over the globe surpassing 10 billion views to this day, making it the most viral challenge on TikTok. It propelled Myriam‘s name to the world as people from all around the world took part in this fun and unique challenge. In 2022 FIFA chose Myriam to represent the Arab world at the FIFA World Cup in the official FIFA Fan Festival Anthem – “Tukoh Taka,” with artists Nicki Minaj and Maluma. The song instantly topped the U.S. iTunes chart and charts all over the MENA region and the world. On the other hand, Netflix chose Myriam to be the first and only artist/public figure in the Arab region to broadcast a documentary. The documentary “Myriam Fares: The Journey” released in 2021, was immediately top-ranked and remained among the top searches for months. Myriam is also a professional actress. To name a few of her lead acting roles, she is the protagonist in the pan-Arab top-rated series “Itiham,” a loved series that has been successfully rerunning for the past nine years, and movies like “Silina,” an adaptation of the Rahbani brothers’ “Hala and The King.”
Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. From his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Sia, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Tyga, Ellie Goulding, The Chainsmokers, P!nk, to name only a few, to anthems such as multi-Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La),” “Lullaby” with Mike Williams, “Flames” with ZAYN and Jungleboi, or “Creep” with Gattüso, to his collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Lukas Graham, Icona Pop, and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game. His work has collected over 9 billion streams to date, including 1.1 billion in 2022 alone. He founded his label CYB3RPVNK in 2016, which has passed 4B streams across platforms since its inception. He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist, one of Spotify’s top 300 most streamed artists, ranked #13 on the prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, and has earned over 70 Gold and Platinum certificates. On top of that, he performed at the world’s top festivals, such as EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, DWP Jakarta, and more. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB has earned his place as a household name in dance music.