Los Angeles-based DJ and producer NAR is known for blending samples of traditional Middle Eastern prayer and music with club and dance elements on their project with collaborator Sam Mehran, burqa. Today, they share an eerily captivating track in the same vein off their forthcoming solo EP, Jujeh.
The track's name, also called "Jujeh," translates to "little chicken" in Persian. It samples a Pakistani boy singing the chorus of Chris Brown's "Loyal" from a Vine that went viral a few years ago. Dark and ominous synth work complements the track's deft doumbek drumming, while the boy's vocals and clarion whistles echo repeatedly.
NAR shared their take on the track in an email to THUMP. "[It] consists of an alluring whistle, deep subs, a subtle flute and a Vine rip of a Pakistani boy singing 'These Hoes Ain't Loyal' with a Urdu twist."
Be sure to catch NAR at the EP's release show in Brooklyn next Friday.