is a Danish hip-hop group based in Denmark. Formed in 1997, they consist of Isam
Bachiri (born in Denmark and of Moroccan background), Waqas Ali Qadri (born in
Denmark and of Pakistani background), and Lenny Martinez (from Honduras). All
three members are religious, with Isam and Waqas being devout Muslims, and Lenny
R&B/Hip-hop/Rap/soul music takes influences from their various backgrounds (Arab,
Persiani, and Latin music), and although their songs are primarily in English,
they usually feature lyrics in Spanish, Urdu, Danish, and Arabic. All these
influences make the music of Outlandish somewhat unique and this is easy to
notice from the variety of genres covered in their albums. Outlandish often
include themes about Islam and contemporary issues facing young Muslims in the
west in their music, and sometimes their songs define a nasheed-like unique
Their single "Pacific To Pacific" was in connection with an Amnesty
International charity event. Next came the single "Saturday Night", a song that
was later to be included on the soundtrack for the Danish movie Pizza King.
These singles were the prelude to their first album Outland's Official (2000)
which was however only released in Denmark. The hit song "Walou" was later
included on their second album Bread and Barrels of Water.
Singles from their even more successful second album Bread And Barrels Of Water
(2003) made the most impact on the music charts. Hit singles included "Aicha"
(first made famous by Khaled) which made it to number one in the USA and Germany
and received a lot of airplay across many Asian countries. The video to "Aicha"
also won a best music video award. "Guantanamo" also made a strong impression on
the European charts. An old Hindi chorus running through "Peelo" made it a smash
hit amongst Indians and Pakistanis living in the West.
Closer than Veins (2005) is Outlandish's much anticipated third album. The first
single was "Look Into My Eyes"Video. The song's lyrics are based on a poem
expressing the plight of those allegedly suffering from America’s foreign policy
with regards to Israel and Palestine. This album showcased the group's more
mature and religious outlook compared to their previous works. Tracks such as
Just Me and Una Palabra give a rare insight into the life in Europe today as
seen through the eyes of a second generation immigrant. The album also features
a track ("I've Seen") with Sami Yusuf (a popular Muslim musician / nasheed
artist of azeri origin). Outlandish recently have contributed to a track on Sami
Yusuf's recent album My Ummah (2005) called "Try Not To Cry", and Waqas Ali
Qadri also features on the nasheed boy-band 786's "Meditate" from their album
Straight Path (2005). Such collaborations between artists are becoming
increasingly popular in the Muslim music world.
"Kom Igen" is featured on EA's FIFA 2007. Outlandish is the only Danish act performing at the European MTV Awards 2006.
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