Fresh from remixing Foreign Guests recent single Rek for Berlins Crossfrontier Audio, London-based producer Rashid Ajami is proud to present his inaugural EP for Noir Music ahead of its release on September 25th. Night Prayer ft. JAW - complete with two remixes from Parisian trio dOP - taps into the distinctive, deeply-resonant sound that first saw Ajami catch the attention of influential tastemakers Anjunadeep back in early 2013.
Centred around a deep, peak-time groove, Night Prayer first and foremost exhibits Ajamis flair for writing song-based music. Gentle, percussive layers and short bursts of melody provide the perfect foil for JAWs hazy, dream-like vocal flow to take centre stage to lucidly mesmeric effect. Beautifully balanced and squarely aimed at the dance floor, its abstract, prayer-like composition also means it has legs away from the club too, reinforcing Ajamis ability to produce records that connect in both different ways and crucially, spaces.
Backed up by a pair of remixes from revered beatmakers dOP - one a deeper, tech-leaning vocal rework and the other a stomping, melody-laced instrumental dub - Night Prayer represents some of Rashid Ajamis best work yet, adding to a growing discography that already includes releases on Anjunadeep, Cajual, Kittball and Armada.