With his debut EP, Morocco's Guedra Guedra funnels Bedouin themes through a vortex of jungle-inspired rhythms.
"Uggug"'s mystic chants pave the way for the traditional sounds of the kamenjah and flute, starting the EP with an unshakeable bounce. Hassak's musical background shines through on the quickfire "Anlo Kinka," where his musical influences spread wider while keeping his homeland as the focus. "Black Wax" is a lush head-nodder, with a slow-burning low end, warm synths and textures sitting over the unmistakable Gnawa chops and ultra-groovy stabs. Taking inspiration from Chaabi music, the claps and celebration chants on "Juke Lockstep" build energy with the help of tribal rhythms and samples reminiscent of a Teklife track. "Aït Crossing," Son Of Sun's remains tangled up with lots of shakers and bass pressure. If this drop doesn't make you want to call a rewind, I'm not sure what will.