Okayafrica Premiere: Mutamassik - "Rekkez"
Half-Egyptian Saaidi hardcore pioneer Mutamassik (and 1/2 of Rough Americana) constructs experimental rhythms out of “pan-Afrabic immigrant sound sources mixed with the head-nod of hip-hop and the bass & syncopation of hardstep.” And for those who are unfamiliar with the overtime work she’s put in, Okayafrica is proud to premiere the title-track to her latest full-length Rekkez (out now on Ini Itu). A vocal sample and an 808 bass drum kick things off, eventually building the composition to a hypnotizing North Africa-stamped progression. Stream the song below and grab Mutamassik’s Rekkez LP here. The disc is full of tracks that combine organic noise with orientalist beats and vinyl purchases come with a giant poster painted by the artist herself (preview after the jump).
>>>Stream: Mutamassik “Rekkez”