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AraabMuzik

Electronic Dream (Deluxe Edition)

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January 12, 2012

AraabMuzik is a producer behind beats for Cam'ron and Lloyd Banks, but he made his name live, crafting dazzling cacophony on the fly: You're unsure whether to dance, headbang or get the man a Clif Bar. His 2011 debut, repackaged here with six bonus songs, isn't as assaultive, but it's still drunk on drums: thickets of high-hats, echoing claps and vertiginous snares. His trick is to lend hip-hop swagger to synths and dance-diva vocals he's snatched from déclassé genres like trance and gabber. The result is goofy, gloriously crass and thoroughly galvanizing.

Listen to AraabMuzik's "Golden Touch":

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