Dar Disku are a DJ duo and UK-based Bahraini record label dedicated to building a community of young and – mostly but not exclusively – Arab creatives. Musically, their interests lie at the nexus of crate-digging and production
-i-D Magazine (VICE)
DAR DISKU'S PUMPING DANCE MUSIC IS POWERED BY MIDDLE EASTERN, ARABIC AND ASIAN SOUNDS
'A duo who will stop at nothing in search of the perfect beat, Dar Disku are seeking out hidden paths into the forgotten discos of the Middle East...A new two-track release is intended to kick out the jams are your local Hafla - the Middle Eastern word for a party or rave - and it's a stellar one-two of disco abandon"
-Robin Murray, Clash Magazine
"A bumping edit of Syrian wedding performer Sarya Al Sawas by Moving Still, AKA Jamal Sul, taken from the first release on Bahraini-British label Dar Disku, worth the price of admission for the bassline alone. "
-Resident Advisor DD001
"Feel-good, punchy and packing plenty of bass, it's a no-brainer for anyone who spins disco."
-Resident Advisor DD002
"From having their records stocked in countries as far away as Japan and playing at iconic venues in Europe and Asia, to being sent videos of their favourite DJs playing out Dar Disku tracks, the collective seems to have arrived at the perfect moment. " -
DJ MAG, UK
"For this specialist mix, Bahrain duo Dar Disku embark on a colourful journey into the Arabian sounds they regularly champion with their DJ sets and label releases. Plug into an hour of chuggy, Italo-esque heat. "
Riding the crest of the current Middle East creative boom, in just eight months Dar Disku has gone from two guys digging for old tapes in a souk to filling underground clubs in global music capitals. Next up are a few tour dates followed by an appearance at the Lovebox Festival in London, sharing a bill with the likes of 2Chainz and Action Bronson, which, if you ask them is “pretty crazy”, or is it?
-Matthew Priest, Esquire
"This Bahraini Record Label Wants to Change the World"......."Among this new wave of passionate and resilient artists, there’s Dar Disku ...founded by 26-year-old Bahraini DJ Mazen Almaskati and 25-year-old Bahrain-raised Indian DJ Vish Mhatre. Dedicated to building a community of young Arab creatives" -
Mille World, Dubai