Touch El Arab

Touch El Arab

Real Name:
Philippe Alioth, Christoph Müller, Stefan Hopmann, Kathrin Nemeth, Bea Wiggli
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 Spartak where he made more Industrial sound, after that he got more techno/house related with Alexander Friedrich as Alioth & Friedrich.
Christoph Müller moved to Paris where he formed Gotan Project with Philippe C. Solal.

Touch El Arab Discography Tracks


Touch El Arab L.R.K. (Album) 150 BPM Records, 150 BPM Records Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Touch El Arab Muhammar (Single, EP, Maxi) Lux Noise, Lux Noise Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
Touch El Arab Vølkstånz Ariola, 150 BPM Records Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 325 Ofra Haza / Touch El Arab Ofra Haza / Touch El Arab - Im Nin'Alu / Muhammar(7", Jukebox) Teldec, WEA PROMO 325 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
871074-7 Touch El Arab Muhammar(7", Promo) Nord Sud 871074-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
19309 Touch El Arab Limited(7", Lim) 150 BPM Records 19309 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
Touch El Arab Starship Race (Maxi) X-Plode (2), Bellaphon Germany 1994 Sell This Version
39343 Touch El Arab Cosmic Muhammar(CD, Maxi, Copy Prot.) 150 BPM Records 39343 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
Touch El Arab Muhammar Remix 1999 (Maxi) Epic Europe 1999 Sell This Version

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