Featured on the upcoming second edition of disruptive Tunisian collective Arabstazy's compilation album Under Frustration, Berlin based Lebanese electronic producer OkyDoky's latest release is a relentless and haunting industrial dreamscape of ever-growing textures, noise and synth melodies that ghost in and out as they stack up to create the monstrous mid tempo electronic construct that is 'Mother's Milk'.
After Arabstazy's momentous Under Frustration - Vol 1 that featured the works of renowned Tunisian based experimental electronic producer Deena Abdelwahed, Ismail Hosny, Aya Metwalli and much more, Vol 2 will be featuring the independently unique sounds of DJ Haram, Saint Abdullah, Miss Machine and more and is set to be released on September 13th via InFiné/Shouka
Perhaps what sets the work of Arabstazy and their collaborative artists apart is the sheer discordance and revolt that lies behind the member's musical ethos, one that downright refuses and counters the orientalist idea of Middle Eastern cultural homogeneity. Through our 2016 interview with the France based collective that boasts members from North Africa and Southwest Asia, we got to find out more about Arabstazy, what they stand for, why they aim to revive their cultural heritage while completely discarding it at times and how they believe that music can be a tool to transcend those belittling super imposed cultural notions.
Profits from the compilation will be donated to Basmeh & Zeitooneh, a relief and development organization that provides various essential services to marginalized Syrians.