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MANARA REMIXED – OUT 9/22 – Alsarah


Posted On:09.12.2017
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Art&Design by Maryam Parwana (theglow.tv) // Photo by Kali-Ma Nazarene

After the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album “Manara” in the fall of 2016, Alsarah & The Nubatones return with a selection of carefully curated all-star remixes off the project. Tapping friends & family worldwide, “Manara Remixed” brings Alsarah & The Nubatones’ signature East African Retro Pop into further explorations of deep, dubby, dancefloor and cosmic electronic sounds.

French producer and Soundway Recordings artist iZem kicks things off with a bass heavy, dancefloor murdering take on “Alforag”, while fellow Sudanese producer Oddisee takes “3yan T3ban” into beautiful, mellow hip-hop territory. Italian producer and Wonderwheel alum DJ Khalab gives “Salam Nubia” a percussion heavy reversioning with his signature driving production style, and Captain Planet turns the melancholy “Ya Watan” into an Arabic Dabke influenced stomper. House takes come from both Nickodemus & Kiko Navarro and Pablo Fierro, the former taking a Acid House meets East Africa approach on “Nar” , letting Alsarah’s vocals shine through in the latter half of the track, while Fierro delivers a pulsing, late night version of “Fulani” that would rumble both the Burning Man Playa and a Berlin warehouse equally as tough. Finally, Karthoum based rising star Sufyvn showcases his deft sample chopping skills on “Albahr”, letting the percussion, drums and oud shine through.

Releases September 22, 2017