Natfo - Tapes & Krikor Remixes
Cairo's Hashem L Kelesh, aka Dijit, razed our minds to ashes last year with Hyperattention' collection, and is here shuttled to new locales for a heavyweight 45 released via Cairo/London based diy imprint. Dub scientist Tapes is up first with a killer, faded rework, shifting 'Natfo' into a 4/4 blur, slowly building into the fuzz with hazy pads before ending on a nostalgic synth-fwd crescendo. Its miles away from his 8-bit digi dub, instead drawing on a kind of floor-focused, lushly faded Hype Williams vibe, for our money one of his best.
Krikor welds his own sound set to the same track, deploying a rolling kick-heavy rhythm before subtly adding SD's distinctive vocals and Dijit's signature percussive clanks smacking snares somewhere between Low Jack & Shackleton.