Fatima Al Qadiri is a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Kuwait-and-Senegal producer who put out her most recent album, Asiatisch
, on Hyperdub
(home of Flying Lotus and the late, great DJ Rashad). The title of the album comes from the German word for "Asian," and, according to Al Qadiri, the album is meant to convey a sense of "imagined China," a country that she knows only through cultural representations.
Al Qadiri has garnered the attention of the New Yorker
, and The Guardian
, among other news outlets, and she's headed off on a European tour at the end of May. If that still doesn't sound like a busy enough schedule, she's also a member of an art collective that's currently got a two-room exhibition up at MOMA PS1. Phew.
Check out "Shanghai Freeway" from Asiatisch
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