Last year, the MDLBeast music festival came to life in Saudi Arabia offering a three-night music extravaganza featuring the world’s biggest DJs who were there to spin house and techno beats.
Known for adding to the country’s lifestyle and entertainment experience, as well as giving a global creative platform for all things music, art and culture, MDLBeast continues to promote regional talent as it gathered some of Saudi Arabia’s rising talents to launch something special for the Kingdom’s 90th National Day.
MDLBEAST has teamed up with some of the best Saudi vocalists, producers and songwriters to produce an all-star exclusive soundtrack, titled Watani 90. This collaborative tribute to the nation includes a cast of Saudi vocalists; Lulwa Al Sharif, Sultan Alkhalid and Badr Hakeem, in addition to the Saudi Men and Women’s Choir. The track will also feature a music video produced by rising Saudi art filmmaker, Mohammed Hammad.
Watch the teaser below…
“This is a very proud and momentous occasion for the team at MDLBEAST,” explains Ahmad Alammary, Chief Creative Officer, MDLBEAST. “Watani 90, which translates to “Nation’s 90th”, is a tribute to our country on this milestone celebration. The track exudes a fusion of old lyrics derived from patriotic songs of the past such as “Fawq ham alsahb” and “Yaslamy ealaykum yal-Saudia”, reinterpreted with a modern sound. The song draws on nostalgic elements that show people’s love for the land and its rich cultural history. Our mission is to create a remix of cultures and Watani 90 is a testament to that – incorporating vocalists and producers from different fields and genres, coming together to create something fresh. It’s taking Saudi heritage and history, and repackaging it into something fresh”.