Time to Sell the Golden Teeth

by El Mahdy Jr.

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james smith
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james smith A killer example of contemporary world music. Mahdy's previous work was already bangin, but here he shows artistic evolution and maturity. Lots of East-West electronic music ends up contrived, just generic boom bap or festival bass mashed with stereotypical Eastern pop samples. Mahdy, by contrast, is making Algerian music with modern beat methods- the ethnic vibes are rich and infuse the tracks, going much deeper than simple gimmick. Sophisticated, yet would pop off at any underground party. Favorite track: Baat'in - (Featuring HAMORABI 13th IMAM).
Lloyd Christmas
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Lloyd Christmas Effing mind-blowing. Pulsating, atmospheric instrumental hip-hop w/ a big dollop of Middle-Eastern flavor. It pulls you in like a nice recliner. Would love to hear a colab w/ him and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez!! Favorite track: Perfectly Chased.
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    • Worldwide release date March 31 2017

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After a flurry of releases over the past 4 years for the likes of Deep Medi, Zam Zam Sounds, Danse Noir, and most recently for Discrepant with his acclaimed long-form abstraction "Ghost Tapes," El Mahdy Jr. returns to Boomarm Nation for an anticipated follow up to his 2013 debut LP "The Spirit of Fucked Up Places”.

With "Time to Sell the Golden Teeth," El Mahdy Jr. continues where he left off with an evolving palette of rough hewn-beats unburdened by genre constraints, thick atmospherics, and a very deep and dubwise center of gravity. Drawing from the sounds of his cultural background, and the daily grind of living in an increasingly loud and hostile capitalist world, the sounds presented here display the deft evolution of an ambitious young beat maker and experimentalist into a poised, focused, and selfless artist who places his emphasis on the emotion and energy of sound and place over the wild self importance of being an "artist".


released March 31, 2017

Music Produced by: El Mahdy Jr.
Art / Design: Polygon Press
Mastering / Executive Production: Jesse Munro Johnson



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Based in Portland OR. Boomarm Nation releases experimental sound system musics from around the globe on vinyl, cassette and digital formats.

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