Continuing DFR’s launch with new work that raises funds for relief efforts, today’s spotlight is on Toumba’s new For Palestine EP, released on 14 October.
Based between Jordan and the UK, club artist Toumba weaves Jordanian folk elements into a framework of breakbeat, dubstep and IDM, creating party music that exudes a choppy sensuality with a slight electroclash appeal.
The For Palestine EP is a set of “lost files, dubs and unreleased material from the vault.”
Like a good night out, For Palestine’s six tracks take the listener on a trip through a palette of emotions, from high-energy social extroversion through solitary introspection, ironic humor and grinding desire, with little breaks here and there to refresh and integrate, but never stop – always staying within the realm of the rave. Featured track Ra3i blends all the best of each of these sense-states into four minutes and twenty-five seconds of breathy, disjointed bliss – think Berghain garden.