Sama’ Abdulhadi has announced details of a new 'fabric presents' mix compilation. Stream lead single 'Well Fee' below.
The former DJ Mag cover star and "queen of the Palestinian techno scene" is the latest artist to mix for the ongoing compilation series, following recent outings from the likes of Saoirse and Helena Hauff.
Released on 24th November on digital, CD and some tracks picked for double vinyl, ‘fabric presents Sama’ Abdulhadi’ spans techno, psytrance and hip-hop, and doubles up as Abdulhadi's first curated mix album. Pre-order the release here.
A day following its release, the collaboration with the iconic London venue and label will see Abdulhadi return to the club to launch the album on 25th November.
Reflecting on the release, Abdulhadi said: “When I started to compile this release I just started to think initially about all the cool artists that I like but, as there were so many to choose from, I focused on the ones that really speak to me and get me out of bed any day, any time. I think every track I have finally selected here is like a poem; a scream; or even a slap in the face!”
“When I looked back at who I eventually chose, I was shocked to learn that they are mostly people like me," she added. "I really never look at the origins of where an artist is from when selecting what I play. I didn’t know I was adding the Latin youngsters to it, for example. And when I discovered where they were from, it just made sense. They have so much to say, and they are yelling through a synth, like I am when I perform.”
Speaking about fabric, she added: "It was my first real European club! When I lived in London in my early years of being into electronic music, I went for every d&b night; every techno night; and who can forget those crazy Sundays? It was such an honour to finally play there.”
Leading the compilation is new single 'Well Fee', featuring singer, dancer, actor and activist Walaa Sbait. Check it below.
The news comes amid a busy few months for the artist. Late last year, she announced a four-week Phonox London residency that kicked off at the start of this year. Back in April, she launched a new underground music platform, RESILIENCE, with two free-to-attend fundraising parties taking place in Beirut.
Revisit DJ Mag's cover feature with Abdulhadi from 2021.