I don’t usually post music by Arabic bands, but when someone told me about Mashrou’ Leila I now feel the need to hunt for some more stuff from the Middle East. They’re from Lebanon and they’re causing a stir for carrying a sound that supports free-thinking, religious freedom and gay rights (from what I’ve read). Makes a change from the usual sound coming out of the area.
Also check out that remix by Électro Valentíno (on the Soundcloud above) which gives their sound a whole new, fierce spin. It’s all very cool.