DuOud consists of two oud playing Istanbul based musicians; Tunisian born Jean-Pierre, and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab. Blending their North African heritage with the latest Western technology, the pair builds a musical cycle that looks to their African roots while absorbing and morphing contemporary music styles – break beats, jazz grooves and metal guitar. While DuOud are not the first to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries. DuOud hovers between tradition and futurism, with varying moods ranging from surf kitsch to contemporary groove.