Celt Islam – Al Zahid EP

Release Date 13-08-2018

Artist: Celt Islam
Title: Al Zahid EP
Label: Eastern Pressure Records Cat. No: EPR.018
Format: Digital 4 Track EP

01 Ilm Al Yaqin (5.22)
02 Human Mystery (6.15)
03 Al Zahid (5.02)
04 The Strangers (5.07)

Eastern Pressures eighteen release comes from Manchester based Celt Islam, a pioneering music maker creating intricate trans-national electronica with a futuristic dub twist. His sound fits brilliantly with what the labels sound and we are sure you are going to love this four track EP as much as we do.

Celt Islam takes musical influence from all styles of music from dance, dub, electro, jungle, trip- hop, leftfield, dubstep and much more. His open-minded approach has led to him playing live at various European festivals such as Ozora and Hadra as well as being chosen to perform at the 2010 BBC Introducing Stage at the infamous Glastonbury Festival.

His live set is has led to him building a dedicated fan-base and has shared stages with a diverse selection of musical greats including Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad & Hank Shocklee, Eat Static, The Orb, Youth, Hardfloor, Engine Earz, DJ Bobby Friction. Celt Islam has cemented a name in the world of music and with this EP the journey continues this really is something so special.

1-Ilm Al Yaqin catches the ear from the suspense and the off kilter drum intro which rides along moving and shifting under a sea of well worked pads and effects. This talented producer once again shows his skills as he keeps switching from glitchy stepped out musical madness to deeper adventurous mysterious undertones.

2-Human Mystery twists up futuristic dystopian atmospheres with a solid dub influenced bass- line and dubstep infused groove. Eastern acoustics, Tablaís and Western bass music really do meet up here for something special. Appealing to ride range of music DJís and music fans, this is not a track to be slept on.

3-Al Zahid begins with a deep mechanical sound-scape before crashing into a frenzy of punching sub bass and stepping sharp drums. With mystical Eastern undertones the track swirls and grooves in such a unique manner with intricate musical statements throughout. This is something true tech-step drum & bass fans will adore.

4-The Strangers is a superb fusion of Asian influenced musicality with a UK dubstep bass vibe. This track takes no prisoners with a rolling tabla and clever percussion with excellent drum programming leading up to a massive dub reggae crescendo. Already a favourite on the dance- floor, this is something you need in your collection.