Younes Elamine

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Younes Elamine
Elamine at Shubbak festival 2015
Elamine at Shubbak festival 2015
Background information
BornAgadir, Morocco
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Instrument(s)Guitar, harmonica
Years active2009–present
LabelsIndependent
Websiteyouneselamine.com

Younes Elamine (Arabic: يونس الأمين) is a Moroccan–French singer-songwriter, poet, music producer, engineer and entrepreneur born in Agadir,[2] where he grew up until the age of 17, before moving to Casablanca, then France in 2001 – he studied and worked in Belfort, Marseille, Toulon, Nice and Paris. Since 2014, he lives between London, Agadir and Paris.[3]

In 2009, he produced his first EP called "Nouveau Décor". In 2013, Elamine released an album named Episodes, including a cover version of "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan.,[4] and in July 2018, a single in Arabic named "Mandhar Ghrib".

Since 2009, he performed many concerts in France, Morocco and the United Kingdom. In 2011, he participated in the 10th festival "Quand l'Afrique nous tient" held in Paris, in 2015, in Shubbak festival (dedicated to contemporary Arab culture) in London, and in 2018, at Talguitart festival in Agadir.

Life and career[edit]

Origins[edit]

Younes Elamine was born and raised in Agadir. His father is from Youssoufia, and mother from Agadir. They lived and worked in Morocco and partially in France for a few years before Younes's birth and during his young age.

Education[edit]

Elamine got his high school diploma in mathematics at "lycée Youssef Ben Tachefine" in Agadir, then moved to Casablanca for two years to study mathematics at CPGE Galilée.

In 2001, he moved to Belfort for a year to study mechanics, then to Marseille where he got a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science, then a D.U. in Economics from Aix-Marseille University. His next move was to Toulon where he did a Master in business engineering at ESCT Toulon.

Musical beginnings[edit]

While studying in Marseille Younes discovered a profound connection with music. He developed it during this period and continued while working as a business engineer in Nice. After two years, he decided to quit his job to focus on music and start an entrepreneurial journey.

Albums, EPs and Singles[edit]

Nouveau Décor (EP)[edit]

Nouveau Décor is a 5 titles EP released on the 1st of December 2009. It was recorded and mixed in Nice during the same year.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nouveau décor"Younes Elamine4:58
2."Sur la route du désert"Younes Elamine3:41
3."Nssal"Younes Elamine3:54
4."Au bord du temps"Younes Elamine6:13
5."Ce soleil n'est pas pour toi"Younes Elamine4:54
Total length:23mn

Episodes (Album)[edit]

Episodes is a 10 titles album released on March 21, 2013. It includes nine original songs and one cover version of Masters of War written by Bob Dylan. It has five songs in French, four in Arabic and one in English.[6]

The album was recorded in Nice and Paris, and was produced by Younes Elamine. The mixing and mastering were done in Paris.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sur la route du désert"Younes Elamine4:58
2."Nouveau décor"Younes Elamine3:41
3."Fi droub ennass"Younes Elamine4:00
4."Or-men's dream"Younes Elamine3:52
5."J'ai perdu du temps"Younes Elamine3:21
6."Nssal"Younes Elamine3:54
7."Au bord du temps"Younes Elamine6:13
8."Ce soleil n'est pas pour toi"Younes Elamine4:54
9."Mouhal nessmeh"Younes Elamine4:23
10."Masters of War"Bob Dylan4:38
Total length:43:59

Mandhar Ghrib (Single)[edit]

Mandhar Ghrib (Strange Sight) is a Single in Arabic. It was released on July 7, 2018.[7] It was recorded in London and mastered at Metropolis Studios by Tim Young (Grammy Award winner in 2008 for the album Love by the Beatles).[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mandhar Ghrib"Younes Elamine03:40
Total length:03:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Younes Elamine on Télérama.fr".
  2. ^ "Article on Aujourd'hui le Maroc". 2018.
  3. ^ "Article on Aujourd'hui le Maroc". 2009.
  4. ^ "Episodes on iTunes". 2013.
  5. ^ "Nouveau Décor on iTunes". 2009.
  6. ^ "Episodes on iTunes". 2013.
  7. ^ "Mandhar Ghrib on iTunes". 2018.
  8. ^ "Younes Elamine on Aujourd'hui le Maroc". 2018.

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