Karachi Night, aka Yousef Qadeer, has two releases, both from 2015: ‘Happy Machines’ and the 4-track ‘Composure’ EP. With a heavy garage punk sound – maybe some Velvet Undergound influence? – Karachi Night often anchors his tracks to a stiff bassline that remains solid and unwavering throughout. ‘Frostbitten Kitten’ is similar – a trudging bass with Qadeer’s warbly and distorted vocals wailing above. It’s funky, a little bit uncomfortable, and a lot of fun. The track culminates in a distorted mess of samples, buzzy synths and static, like patching into pirate radio. It was difficult to pick a favourite; the whole album is very much worth checking out.
Below is ‘Rotary’, from the ‘Composure’ EP, which is equally good.