Natacha Atlas - Mounqaliba-Rising:The Remixes

Natacha Atlas
Mounqaliba - Rising : The Remixes
Six Degrees Records (UK)
After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global dancefloor with ‘Mounqaliba – Rising : The Remixes’. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas's latest release ‘Mounqaliba’ was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. ‘Mounqaliba’ (which means ‘being in a state of reversal' in classical Arabic) was a stunning set of original songs & evocative interludes, which also featured a beautiful version of Nick Drake's classic ‘Riverman’.

From her days singing with Transglobal Underground to her seminal solo releases, Natacha is acknowledged as a pioneer in fusing Middle Eastern and Electronica styles. ‘Mounqaliba - Rising: The Remixes’ finds the vanguard of the global fusion world paying homage to one of the most distinctive & beautiful voices in modern music.

Remixers like Beats Antique, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo, Cheb i Sabbah, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Syriana, David Starfire, EarthRise SoundSystem, Kaya Project and many more, take Natacha's latest opus into new directions ranging from lush ambient journeys to dynamic rhythmic explorations. Released in September 2011, this addictive listen needed a mention here !

Natacha Atlas - Mounqaliba-Rising:The Remixes
Published Sunday Dec 18 '11