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by Fatima Al Qadiri

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greycbb This whole EP... Mashallah
I lived in Kuwait for 12 years, hearing all these confrontational khaleeji sayings with the drums, whip samples, moaning, synths, ruthless riddim.. This whole EP is absolutely illegal, literally. Every track is insane but specifically 'Spiral' fucced my brain the raunchy lyrics "Ana minhara"+"w min beit da3ara" iconic & moaning from a queer 'khaleeji' Bobo Secret made it all the more salacious/lascivious, & the funny american khaleeji accent at the end killed me off Favorite track: Spiral Feat Bobo Secret.
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Solofan سلوفان a dark, twisted queer Arab soundtrack.
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Neutral Fog A rebellious and sexually suggestive eastern sounding EP.
Easily, my favorite work by Fatima Al Qadiri. Favorite track: Galby feat Naygow.
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LMGM The interplay between the vocal line and synth is really lovely, and that shift in mode/key about halfway through is really effective. I also love the sharp snap of the drum programming, too. Favorite track: Galby feat Naygow.
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Shaneera is the English mispronunciation of the Arabic word, shanee’a (شنيعة), literally meaning "outrageous, nefarious, hideous, major and foul."
In one iteration of the word, as queer slang used in Kuwait and some Arab countries - a positive and desirable light is shed on these attributes. Shaneera refers to a gender-defying persona (or temporary state or action), of being an evil queen. You know a Shaneera when you behold one.

The lyrics are suggestive, imploring, shady and loving, some original and some re-recorded material from Grindr chats, online drag and femme comedy skits. The language is a mixture of Kuwaiti and Egyptian Arabic, and one Iraqi proverb. Sonically, the record combines Khaleeji (Arab Gulf), Western drum kits and Arabesque melodies.

Shaneera the record lands somewhere in an undisclosed setting and is a love letter to evil and benevolent queens around the world.


released October 13, 2017


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