Touch El Arab

Philippe Alioth, Christoph Müller, Stefan Hopmann, Kathrin Nemeth, Bea Wiggli

Members of Touch El Arab: Bea Wiggli, Christoph H. Müller, Kathrin Németh, Philippe Alioth, Stefan Hopmann

Discography of Touch El Arab:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Starship Race 3 Audio 1994-10-03
2 Muhammar 4 Audio 1988 Lux Noise
3 Muhammar 3 Audio 1988 Barclay
4 Muhammar 4 Audio 1988 WEA
5 L.R.K. 10 Audio 1988 150 BPM Records
6 Muhammar 2 Audio 1988 WEA Musik GmbH
7 Vølkstånz 3 Audio 1988
8 Muhammar 2 Audio 1988 Nord Sud
9 L.R.K. 11 Audio 1988 150 BPM Records
10 Limited 4 Audio 1989 150 BPM Records
11 Starship Race 2 Audio 1994-09-12
12 Muhammar (Club Remix 1999) 5 Audio 1999 Epic
13 Muhammar 2 Audio 1987
14 Vølkstånz 2 Audio 1988
15 Muhammar 3 Audio 1988 Nord Sud


Touch El Arab was a Swiss band from Basle that lasted only for a couple of EPs and one album. Their song 'Muhammar', originally released as a B-side in 1987, reached number 4 in the Swiss charts and was also very successful in Italy and France. They used arabic samples combined with melodic italo-type synth-pop and humourous lyrics.

Before Touch El Arab they recorded under the name Billy Bordelli and got into problems because they played nude on some gigs.

Later Philippe Alioth recorded under the name [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spartak+(2)]Spartak[/url] where he made more Industrial sound, after that he got more techno/house related with Alexander Friedrich as [a=Alioth & Friedrich].

Christoph Müller moved to Paris where he formed [a=Gotan Project] with Philippe C. Solal.


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