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Don't Call It Fusion: Nitin Sawhney's Favourite Music
The Quietus , September 17th, 2020 08:17

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Nitin Sawhney talks Malvika Padin through 13 favourite records, from Kae Tempest to Miles Davis, D'Angelo to Joni Mitchell, Little Simz to Nils Frahm and more


Michael Brook and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - ‘Mustt Mustt’ (Massive Attack remix)
The seminal track for me was Massive Attack’s remix of ‘Mustt Mustt’. They made it in a way that was club literate. The club sound was sonically exciting to hear, but also being able to hear Qawwali in that context was very special. I’ve always been drawn to music that had a minimalistic sonics and this track from Massive Attack was a stand-out. Qawwali is a devotional genre that has a lot of power and mysticism within it and every aspect of this record and the genre comes from an authentic place.