Tamikrest is currently one of the hottest acts in "world" music today, and are challenging Tinariwen for the desert blues crown. In 2010 their debut album 'Adagh' generated a buzz and was met with enthusiam from fans and critics alike who agreed that these young musicians are focusing the rebellious power of rock music in their own special way. With their second album 'Toumastin' the young Tuareg rebels create their own universe using even brighter colors. The enchanted ancient mystique of the songs captures the ear immediately, but as the music carries on the band bridges the gap between the African blues and hypnotic dub, psychedelic funk and an almost supernatural kind of desert garage. The guitars are more offensive, the groove deepens and the Tamachek chants are merging with the meandering guitar riffs like a caravan voyage through ancient times.