One of the few music platforms that consistently aims to give back to it’s users, Bandcamp started an initiative around the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis that waives their transaction fee for the first Friday of every month, till the end of the year. This practically means that any money you spend on the platform goes directly and only to the artists you support.

In anticipation of the last Bandcamp Friday of the year this upcoming December 4th, Scene Noise has compiled an extra-large list of our picks of some of the most exciting Middle Eastern/North African albums to drop over the past few months or so, from artists both at home and in diaspora.


Mehdi M - Break The Juno

Red Sea Records - Various Artists 001

COUP - Yin Yang Part II V/A

Hayek - Subtractor EP

Bergsonist - 3e004b

Adam Rahman - What’s On For Breakfast??

Oun Jweinat - I’m Not Wearing Black

Percussive Dance Music:

DJ Plead - Going For It EP


Scuba Girl - Cargo Bay

Guedra Guedra - When I Run (The Casablanca Dubplate)


Are You Alien - Energy Drink Vol. 1 V/A

Dawan - Outbuilding


Kamyar Khanzaei - Knockout EP

Henkeman - Cyber Dream EP

Hassan Abou Alam - Hope Amidst Despair


Kutmah - Isolation Tapes (Compilation)

Tardast - Marwa

El Rass - Bab Al Doukhoul


Irsh - did you mean: irish? V/A

E-Saggila - Corporate Cross

Mediteranos - The Flood V/A

Rojin Sharafi - Zangaar 

Simo Cell & Abdullah Miniawy - Kill Me Or Negotiate

Dakn - Too Low, Too Far

System Revival - Beirut Will Rise Again

Mazen El Sayed & Jawad Nawfal - Sessions 1

Unexplained Sounds Group - Anthology of Persian Experimental Music Vol. II V/A


Salar Ansari - Salar Trax Vol. 3

Ilvy - China Girl

Teen Idle - Seasons/Where Is The Sun?

The Incompetents - Pretium Doloris

Fadi Tabbal - Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions [Remixes]

De.Ville - Atlantique

Ruptured Records - Ruptured Sessions Volume 6: For Beirut V/A


Praed Orchestra! - Live In Sharjah

Natik Awayez - Manbarani