Late last year, we spoke to Fatima al Qadiri about her enduring love for grime, which she described as "icy cold" and "full of threats." Both qualifiers feel well-suited to "The Call," a track she co-recorded with London producer Visionist for the latter's upcoming I'm Fine LP, and which suspends ethereal synth sounds and a game-ready bassline in a tension-filled, unresolved limbo. Fans of al Qadiri's Desert Strike EP will recognize some of the same eerie choir sounds, but for the most part, "The Call" is remarkable for its sense of space—especially considering that there are two cooks in the kitchen. I'm Fine is out September 3rd via Lit City Trax, who recently put together a killer mix for The FADER.
Stream: Visionist & Fatima Al Qadiri, "The Call"