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Muskila mixes Kurdish percussion with driving techno on ‘QAAR’ EP: Listen

The Copenhagen-based artist takes visual influences from the drift driving community in Amman, Jordan on his new two-tracker

Premiere: Muskila ‘QAAR A’

Muskila will release a new two-track EP, ‘QAAR’, next week. Listen to the A-Side below. 

The Copenhagan-based DJ, producer  and founder of SWANA-focused club night Bukhar follows a prolific run of EPs in 2022 with two more cuts that blend propulsive club beats with percussion inspired by his Kurdish heritage. ‘QAAR A’ peppers its driving, four-to-the-floor techno beat with finger cymbals, darbuka drumming, mizmar-like melodic samples and vocal chops. 

Mastered by Danish techno producer and Kul​ø​r-affiliate, Sugar, both tracks on ‘QAAR’ boast an irresistibly revved-up velocity. It’s no wonder the EP’s artwork takes visual cues from the drift driving community in Amman, Jordan. 

Speaking about the significance of incorporating Kurdish instrumentation into his music, Muskila says: “Kurds currently live under a tremendous amount of pressure (both in Iran and in Turkey), My aim with my music is to create more awareness around the Kurdish struggle for independence.”

‘QAAR’ will be released on 11th January. Pre-order it here