NPR First Listen: The Maghreban

“01DEAS, The Maghreban’s debut album, does nothing to dispel the notion that Rostom is approaching a rarified production space, making accessible and populist old-school-style dance tracks full of recognizable sounds and phrases, but without either dumbing down his output or treading on other people’s legacies. You could compare his current direction to Four Tet’s less abstract moments, or the classic uptempo grooves of turn-of-the century sample-delic producers such as Mr. Scruff and St. Germain, but that still wouldn’t account for the personality quirks and musical-interest asides that Rostom has seeded throughout the album.”

Listen to ‘01DEAS’ in full and read Piotr Orlov’s review on NPR



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