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That Deena Abdelwahed has emerged as a festival favorite in recent years should come as no surprise. As a DJ and producer, her re-casting of the sounds of her native Tunisia into tricky, percussive techno come across as one of the most excitingly original propositions in recent years. 2018 has revealed a new facet to this artist in the form of her first LP Khonnar, released on the influential label In Finé to universal acclaim at the end of last year. Building on the percussive, pitch-shifted techno of her DJ sets, this record of original productions adds in a more human element in the form of Arabic chants and soaring vocals - along with a healthy dose of rave stabs and earth shaking bass.
The record will form the basis of her live show and one of the unmissable performances at Sónar Istanbul.