Arabs with Synthesizers (AWS) are synthesizer- based producer and
composer duo from Amman, Jordan, founded in 2015 by Basel Naouri and
By molding synthesized sounds with organic rhythms, infusing obscure
microtonal soundscapes with sampled fragments from their daily lives,
AWS take you on a journey of their own time and space. Imagine a
parallel world where digital ghosts of the past and future fragments
of you communicate through heavenly melodies and dark rhythms.
Their aim is to explore new worlds of sound and music that defy the
conventional. Though much of their work carries oriental elements,
their aim is to push both the traditional and modern forward –
abdicating responsibility to preserve the authenticity of any of the
moving parts of their sound.
Often collaborating with powerful Arab vocalists, they appeal to both your Palestinian grandmother and your Aphex Twin-loving neighbour. Though much of their work carries Arabic elements, their aim is to push both the traditional and modern forward as their live sets embark on an eclectic journey through sound and emotion.