Eid Mubarak! Celebrate with a playlist of some alternative Pakistani gems.
‘You used to call me on my cellphone.’ It’s about halfway through our chat with Slowspin’s Zeerak Ahmed that I wonder, how did we get onto quoting Drake lyrics? But rather than ringing hotlines, Slowspin is more interested in the quiet power of the first person in music. ‘YOU used to call ME on MY
There was some incredible stuff released at the tail end of 2016 and the start of 2017. Here's a playlist of some of our favourites. Not an exhaustive list by any means, and many artists haven't released through SoundCloud, but this might sort out your listening for this week. Going forward, we'll hopefully be doing these
'I Now Know' is a tender and gentle gift to another person ‘hurting more than I do’. Slowspin’s lyrics are often indistinguishable, singing in a style similar to Julianna Barwick, preferring to let the melody be the vehicle of emotion. But after a few listens, some words begin to blossom out, making the impact all
The Foreversouth Collections thus far have tended to favour the more accessible side of the Karachi electronic artists that come under its roster. In many ways this is beneficial, creating a more cohesive collection and challenging the artists to create in a more constrained, ‘poppier’ environment. Under some circumstances, this can lead to stagnation - artists that
I came across Slowspin, aka Zeerak Ahmed, after falling into a soundcloud hole, prompted by Tonje Thilesen's fantastic article in Pitchfork Magazine entitled Searching for an Underground Generation in Karachi, Pakistan. First was Rise, a steadfastly lo-fi track, with a generous glaze of vinyl crackle covering the whole thing. The repeated lyric is almost indecipherable — don’t… very far? go back