Abdullah Rashim is pretty much a buy on sight artist for me, so it was sweet getting this record and playing it for the first time with no idea how it would sound. Abdulla is making the music that Richie Hawtin should’ve ended up making, as it occupies the same kind of territory as the Plastikman and it is clear that Plastikman has been a huge influence on Adbullah’s sound.
Not to take anything away from Abdullah’s music, as he is one of the few artists that really, really excites me. It can be quite strange playing his records in Glasgow, as it is definitely not a sound that is as popular here as it is in say, Berlin, but it’s cool and I hope that by doing this, people will get tuned into his music and the kinda stuff we play.
My favourite track on this is Alem Maya 1, it’s a deep atmospheric, acid track that barely has a kick a drum. I can’t imagine this being for everyone and if you’re not drawn in immediately, stick with it, bookmark this page and come back to it in 6 months // 1 year // 2 years.. whatever it takes, because this is the shit.
Banging tracks are all well and good, but this, this is timeless.