Boomkat Product Review:
Ever since that incredible 'Au Revoir, Mogadishu' mixtape of Somalian obscurities was released back in 2015 we’ve been obsessed with Çaykh’s mixtapes, always offering a haul of impossible to categorise gems from who-knows-where, pulling us deep into the wormhole. This new one for Nina and Tobias' V I S label is predictably another doozy; a snaky knot of hypnotic, outernational gems slipping from amazing Arabic rhythms to etheric disco, intoxicating drone-pop, keening communal rituals and spiritual jazz. Honestly, there are few selectors that dig quite this deep.
Enviably crammed with rarified, heady and impossible-to-identify goodness, and regularly prone to take the unexpected path, ‘V I S C 09’ is a treat that keeps on giving, opening along multiple axes of exploration while maintaining the cool head of journeyman who knows it’s all about the trip and not the destination.
A star chart for armchair navigation; a late, late night party induction; or a vessel for vast mental transportation; however you use this mixtape, the effect will be wonderfully absorbing, disorienting and refresh your most neglected chakras. Wormholers - take note.