As a DJ, record collector and storekeeper, Ernesto Chahoud from Beirut plays a key role in rediscovering old Lebanese disco records. Through the Beirut Groove Collective, his DJ and party brainchild, Ernesto has maintained a vinyl-only culture since 2009, exclusively playing 7-inch singles. It sees him digging out forgotten treasures and rarities that he finds in Beirut garages or in the backyards of Ethiopia’s capital, Adiss Ababa. With Chahoud, rare Lebanese funk and garage rock from the 60s and 70s meets soul-loaded Ethiopian disco discs. And this mixture is also met with international approval.