|1.||Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Rai - "Place Du Pont" (5:33)|
|2.||Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry - "Halay" (Cornelius Doctor Lonely remix) (5:31)|
|3.||JAKAM - "Tribes" (5:57)|
|1.||Shadi Khries - "Semsemeh" (7:24)|
|2.||Timothy Clerkin - "Akama" (7:24)|
Given that Hard Fist's first two releases hit home hard, hopes are naturally high for the imprint's third 12". Whereas releases one and two were solo EPs, Princes of Abzu is something of an all-star affair. Label founders Cornelius Doctor and Tushen Rai join forces for the excellent, Acid Arab-esque opener "Place Du Pont", while Jakam's superb "Tribes" brilliantly joins the dots between Afro-house, Middle Eastern exotica and, most thrillingly of all, spiritual jazz. Elsewhere, Shadi Khries' "Semsemeh" is a dark and atmospheric chunk of psychedelic acid-jack and Timothy Clerkin's fuzzy and aggressive "Akama" is a mid-altering analogue chugger.
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