Deena Abdelwahed & Basile3 team up for ‘Free Radicals’ EP
According to some scientific theories, unstable atoms called free radicals are a vital contributing factor in the ageing process of the human body. For a duo of producers with decades of club music experience between them, this EP is as much a symbolic embrace of the aging process, as it is a shout of defiance. Perhaps it is even a musical cure as the medicine- reference track titles seem to suggest…
InFiné labelmates Deena Abdelwahed and Basile3 harness their shared experience and knowledge to fuse distinct but complementary production styles, combining cold, metallic sound design with warm percussive grooves. Across “Alpha GPC”’s dark, fidgety rhythms, “Niacinamide”’s off- kilter bass impact and “Hyaluron”’s cinematic, grimey melodic spirals, they find common ground in a mutual love for bass-heavy, rhythmically complex and border crossing club music. By pulling together sonic materials from South Africa, Tunis, London, Baltimore and beyond, they build new, unique and unplaceable forms.
Artwork: Yacine Blaeich
Photo: Ariane Kiks