Omar Souleyman – Heli Yuweli (Rezzett Rerezz) (Trilogy Tapes TTTPALACE002)
Please not the sleeves of these got a little dent in the top corner of the sleeve in transit. Nothing major but just a heads up. You'll still be able to speculate wildly with on Discogs ;)
Resident Advisor writes:
"Souleyman's vocals are strong and assured on the title track, supported by traditional dabke instruments like the mijwiz, oud and tablas. As with most of Souleyman's music, the song is celebratory and undeniably danceable. Anonymous duo Rezzett, a Trilogy Tapes staple, lure "Heli Yuweli" into their hazy techno lair. Their remix filters and distorts the original vocals, adding a blown-out bassline, a bouncing synth melody and flanging claps. And all the while Rezzett retain dabke's core elements.
The aptly named "Rerezz" version of "Heli Yuweli" is a standout—more suited to a spliff session than a wedding reception. The original is made to sound as if it's playing in a nearby room, reduced to near-static noise, with a gauzy melody disrupted by rhythmic cymbals."