Eastern melodies and digital dance beats get together in the wonderful world of the R.E.G. Task. The initials R.E.G. represent the three Beirut, Lebanon, DJs that produce the group: Ralph Khoury, Elie Barbar, and Man Manoukian. Barbar and Manoukian got already been operating together, so when they noticed Khoury spinning in the fashionable Beruit golf club Circus, they made a decision to request him aboard. The very first 12″ through the three, “Harem,” was an area hit and finally caught the eye of Paris DJ Claude Challe, the person behind the Buddha Pub compilations. A series containing only R.E.G. Task music, Claude Challe Presents: Near Eastern Lounge, premiered in early 2003. By the finish of the entire year the group was effective plenty of to drop the Challe endorsement from the cover and released II under their very own name.