Few weeks back we interviewed the renowned Lebanese producer, DJ, club and label owner Nesta, aka Technophile. Nesta is responsible for a huge part of the Lebanese boom in electronic music whether through his contribution in starting one of the biggest clubs in town: überhaus, 2 electronic music labels: Phantome De Nuit and Beroe, his marathon DJ sets or the endless stream of musical releases on many local and international labels.

Today, Nesta is our music adviser, giving us his list of 20 essential albums everybody should listen to before biting the dust. It’s worth mentioning that the list could have been 100 albums, but we had to limit it to 20 so it would be practical. So if you haven’t checked any of the below albums, you’re in for a groovy ride. Get your sound system ready and your bass-face on!

Massive Attack – Blue Lines 

Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways (Progressive Rock)

Ozric Tentacles – Jurassic Shift

Morcheeba – Head up high

St Germain – Tourist (Acidjazz)

Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz

Millsart – Every dog has its day (Techno/House)

Sasha – Airdrawndagger

Plastikman – Sheet one (Techno)

Move D – Selected Works (Album)

Below is Move D’s Boiler Room set.

Skalpel – Skalpel (NuJazz)

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (Jazz)

IAM – L’ecole du micro d’argent

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 chambers)

Cypress Hill – Tequilla sunrise

A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory

DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (hiphop)

Nightmares on Wax – Mind Elevation (Triphop)

Mr Scruff – Keeping it Unreal (Triphop / Acid Jazz)

King Tubby – Dub From The Roots (Dub reggae)

Roy Ayers – Ubiquity