Given the clear importance of vocals in raï music, it's disappointing that none actually make it onto this EP. Recent releases have shown that traditional African vocals and European house and techno can mix well, and it would have helped Algerian Raï to explore that. Regardless, there's a fair bit to enjoy. The title track is the most fleshed-out offering, its howling Bedouin chords and churning, acidic bassline sounding like an Africanised John Carpenter soundtrack.
The other two tracks are more functional, though "Haunted Samba" starts with plenty of texture around its drum loops. Those elements shift like stormy weather, from whistling keys through electrified cracks and intensifying bass roars. "Disco Sidekick," on the other hand, is a simple, snare-heavy drum track with no flair.