Hessle Audio welcomes Toumba to the label with the 4 track EP ‘Petals’. Based in Amman, Jordan, Toumba explores Levantine microtonality, rhythms, play styles and timbres across the record. Lead track ‘Istibtan’ is a twist on a typical Jordanian wedding song with deep subs providing the foundations, complimented by crisp percussion and warm melodics.
Toumba is a producer, DJ and sound designer and is a curator at MNFA, a club and arts space in Jordan’s capital Amman. A nationally respected artist, Toumba also holds a residency at the MMAG Foundation. The foundation works with a selection of the most gifted artists in the Levant, providing a space for artistic research, production and critical discourse.
The full EP is released on Friday 3rd February 2023.
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