The producer fights back with some of his favorite tracks from nations hit by the president’s executive order.
In protest of Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Four Tet has posted a selection of songs by Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese and Yemeni artists to an ongoing Spotify playlist.
Heben, who in 2013 produced the album Wenu Wenu by Syrian wedding singer-turned global phenomenon Omar Souleyman, tweeted that his experience of working with Souleyman – “and it not being allowed anymore” – inspired him to compile the playlist.
The eight tracks selected include Iranian psych-rock pioneer Kourosh Yaghmaei’s hit song ‘Khaar’ and Omar Souleyman’s ‘Wenu Wenu’ – dive in
Earlier this month, Hebden shared his thoughts on Fabric’s reopening, with the club’s stricter security policies now raising concerns about the future of London nightlife. The London producer recalled how “madly exciting” Fabric was in the early days and that at the time it was “on a bigger scale” to other new clubs at the time. “Where’s the equivalent of that now?” he asked. “We’re miles away from it all of a sudden.”