by Dan Gibson
araabMUZIK (his use of capital letters, not mine) is coming to Club Congress on November 10th, and it's a little difficult to encapsulate what it is exactly that he does. He's a hip-hop producer making tracks for Cam'Ron and others, he has a Pitchfork endorsed instrumental album out, and he's a maestro on the digital music creator, the MPC, ripping up samples by Cannibal Corpse while his fingers fly creating the beat live.
There might not be an easy way to define the guy, but the video at the top of this post gives some indication of what his live show is like and based on everything I've seen and heard from the guy, it looks like this could be a one-of-a-kind concert. Plus, it's only $3. I have no idea where this guy is heading, but I personally want to make sure I take advantage of the opportunity to see him at work up-close while I still can.
Here's a track from his new album, Electronic Dream:
"Let It Go":