Bedouin is an American-based music production and DJ partnership consisting of Tamer Malki and Rami Abousabe. Together they share a broad sonic vision that pulls from their diverse influences owing to their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing, and worldly travels.
As musicians, singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, they’ve pioneered a distinctive and timeless sound that has connected with crowds from all corners of the world. Their sophisticated productions are featured on some of the world’s most notable labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, All Day I Dream, and recently their own imprint – Human By Default. Select major label releases include remixes for Black Coffee and Virgil Ablog on Ultra and Sony/Universal.
They have called Burning Man home since 2012, making it their cultural, social, and musical experimentation playground for nearly a decade. Burning Man became a creative refuge and gave them the freedom to take a new musical approach. Being in a place that exposed them to new experiences, sounds, and feelings, they began carving a new sound that connects emotions and celebrates cultures around the world. It travels through time, telling stories rich with history but still with space for the future. Their time spent at Burning Man has been integral for the musical movement that is Bedouin. As some even say, « Bedouin…they are a genre on their own. »
The duo was featured twice on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, once in 2016 and again in 2020, with four hours of all-original productions and remixes. In 2017, they earned the Essential New Tune title for their revered remake-cover of Pink Floyd’s “Set Control For The Heart Of The Sun” which was personally blessed by Pink Floyd’s drummer Nick Mason. 2017 also marked the inception of the duo’s weekly Ibiza residency and event concept, Saga, which quickly cemented itself as one of the island’s most sought-after weekly parties, earning the 2019 award for « Best Night In Ibiza » by the DJ awards. They wrapped up 2017 by being named “Breakthrough artists of the year” by Mixmag.
2018 was another landmark year for the duo as they made their debut at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the US along with a series of European tours which included performances at major festivals like Tomorrowland and International Music Summit. Their European tour also included playing at some of Ibiza’s most iconic venues and events such as Circoloco at DC-10, Amnesia, Ushuaïa, and Hï Ibiza. Upon completion of their tour, they began a residency at Wynn Las Vegas, becoming one of the first underground acts to gain such status, as well as at Scorpios in Mykonos.
Followed by a slew of original releases, 2020 marked the launch of their record label Human By Default with their Whistleman EP, which was featured on Forbes.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Rami and Tamer spent a great amount of time mastering their skills in the studio, composing, songwriting, singing, and working on numerous projects including collaborations and new originals.