SLINK / Daytimers
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SLINK and Daytimers are pleased to present "Phiriya” by Enayet, their first collaborative release. Originally commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation for artist Shezad Dawood’s “Concert from Bangladesh” film, “Phiriya” was composed and produced in collaboration with Daytimers’ Provhat, Dhaka-based composer/sitarist Nishit Dey, and a full ensemble of Bangladeshi vocalists and musicians. The title track is a continuation of the modern club electronics and traditional Bangladeshi instrumentation explored in Enayet’s previous releases. Recorded remotely across continents via late-night Zoom sessions, the piece draws equal inspiration from classical Indian raga, Nazrul Sangeet (a 20th Century Bangladeshi canon of revolutionary songs), and the diasporic blends of the 1990s/2000s Asian Underground movement. Translated loosely as “Turning” or “Returning”, this work is Enayet’s words, a reflection of a “shared and evolving cultural identity, in a young nation, in a region where national borders have been repeatedly shifted and redrawn over the course of the last century or so”. “Phiriya” is paired with a “Provhat and Enayet’s Club Refix”, a condensation of the full piece into five minutes of peak soundsytem energy. The release also features remixes from Bangladeshi artist and “Phiriya” collaborator Siaminium, SLINK resident and NYC-based artist rrao, London artist Nahi Mitti, and Talvin Singh, a major figure in the UK Asian Underground and a primary influence on the record. This is the first vinyl release from SLINK, featuring design by artist Somnath Bhatt.
Bass Music / Jungle / Bass