Tunisian producer Deena Abdelwahed announces new EP, Dhakar

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Fusing Arab instrumentals with club rhythms.

Deena Abdelwahed is releasing a new EP called Dhakar, this January via InFiné.

Its four tracks explore “skewed interpretation of masculinity”, shares the label, “focusing in on the sonic influences of her home region, be it in terms of rhythmic structure, sampling or other local sources.”

Across the EP, Abdelwahed uses synths, drum machines, and sound sources including field recordings of drunk men singing in Egyptian Tarab music, sailor songs from the Persian gulf region, mutated voices, as well as Abdelwahed adapting her own voice to fit a male character.

Dkahar follows her Khonnar LP – one of our favourite albums of 2018, as well as several remix EPs featuring reworks by artists including Lord Of The Isles, Karen Gwyer, Ital Tek and Clip.

Head here for more info in advance of its 19th of January release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side a

1. Lila Fi Tounes
2. Ah’na Hakkeka

Side B

1. Insaniyti
2. Zardet Sidi Bagra

Photo by: Judas Companion