Boomkat Product Review:
Diverse, multicultural compositions filtered through contemporary electronic production techniques, marrying North African, Middle Eastern and Western influences with a seamless confidence. "U-Cef's Halalwood is a tour-de-force which puts gnawa music, dub, sinuous classic Arabic arrangements for qanun, flute & violins, electronic beats, MCs, big drums and crunchy rock guitars into a giant blender to produce something fresh and original. A multi-talented drummer, percussionist, arranger, programmer and producer, U-Cef has all the legitimacy and inspiration needed to navigate between cultures without any prejudice, disrespect or fear. Born and raised in Rabat, he absorbed much of his native Morocco's multiple traditions before moving first to New York and then to London, immersing himself along the way in the Western world's electronic & rock scenes."