"Taking the Piccadilly Delorean back to 2016, מלח Mellah ملح made an instant impression on the world with a killer set of mystical edits from Parisian prodigy Shelter. Now the mysterious imprint is back with a 12" double pack of dope, deep and dubby discoid flips on a whole host of Arabic O.G.s. The A1 offers a shuffling beat, sunny bassline and Balearic mood, the Idjut style build up eventually giving way to a Turkish pop chorus and some neat guitar work. The A2 bubbles along nicely, applying maximum filter action to the bass and strings of an Arabic disco winner before bursting into a big vocal and bigger chorus. Over on the B-side things bump up a notch into Acid Arab territories, wild reed riffs and tough Afro-house percussion powering the B1 into the peaktime while the B2 is the kind of tabla tonker custom built to cause dervish whirls. The pump and bump continues on the C1 with a supercharged and cybernetic desert pinger, complete with acidic B-line and rampant saz licks. Next we get a little disco exotica, proper belly dancing tackle and then it's on to the final side, which ends the set with a couple of warped and wavey curveballs. Yalla!"
Patrick says: If you've been hankering after more of that Middle Eastern magic, מלח Mellah ملح return with a double pack full of Turkish delight. Essential listening for fans of Barış K., ACID ARAB and De Los Miedos