Yasmine Hamdan is a Parisian-based electronic musician who grew up in war-torn Lebanon. While’s she gained a reputation in the Middle East as an underground artist, her latest solo record Al Jamilat plans to unleash her to a broader audience. The track ‘La Ba’den’ offers dreamy electronic Arab vibes. Compelling stuff.
+ Listen to her interview on the latest Gilles Peterson show.
First, you emulate, then you make your own original work. That’s how Dungen frontman Gustav Ejstes came to making his own music after sampling ‘60s pop and psychedelia records when he was a teenager.
In 2007, he organized a full band to produce the album Tio Bitarfollowed by 2009’s 4, 2010’s Skit I All, before going on a five-year hiatus to make Alias Sakin 2015. Their latest record entitled Häxandrops this November. But you can download the atmospheric track ‘Jakten genom skogen’ now on Bandcamp.
‘Outsider’ is the lead single from singer/producer Mood Tattooed AKA Hagan Knauth which drops this October on the Brooklyn-based Blankstairs label.
Knauth’s rustic influences are apparent on the track — he grew up on a farm in upstate New York. ‘Outsider’ sounds like the singer’s internal dialogue while taking a solitary walk in the woods. It’s the perfect downtempo song to kick off the beginning of Fall. Upon first listen, it sounds a lot like Elliot Smith’s ‘Need in the Hay‘ but much trippier.
‘Hush Tarantula’ is a dialogue of textures that guides you through a cycle of growth and reflection. Marked by powerful subtleties, Hagan Knauth generates an incredible range of sound that speaks more to the nature of psychedelia than the typical sonic palette commonly found within “psychedelic” music.