El Mahdy Jr. drops snippets from his forthcoming Algerian Beats 'Gasba Grime' EP, out June 9th on Danse Noire.
Algerian beatsmith El Mahdy Jr. first caught our attention back in June with his electro-ritualistic debut The Spirit Of Fucked-Up Places via Boomarm Nation. Born and raised in Sidi Bel Abbess, Mahdy and his family relocated to Turkey in the 90's. He'd later return to Algeria to work as a French-Arabic translator followed by a stint in Burkina Faso. Nowadays based in Turkey, Mahdy is a rising player in the global bass scene, known to splice hazy electronic beats out of devotional samples. Most recently he's joined forces with Aïsha Devi's Swiss/French imprint Danse Noire. His new-label debut, the 4-track Gasba Grime EP, is due out June 9th. Until then, Mahdy has unveiled a snippet of the release, which you can preview below.
2. Gasba Grime
3. Lost Bridge
4. Crack-Addicted Belly Dancer
5. Lost Bridge (Killing Sound remix)