Natacha Atlas: Mounqaliba Rising – The Remixes

Natacha is a Belgian singer known her fusion of Arabic and Western electronic music, particularly hip-hop.  One can say this remix CD is a combination of upbeat, funk, and world music with a heavy Middle Eastern and Indian influence.  The beats don’t punch hard enough for you to break your neck, but the mix Natacha’s whimsical vocals with heavy synthesizers along with strings, world instruments, and the punchy kick and snares will definitely keep your head bobbing while you lounge.  This is perfect for a Beatlovers, Funk, or Chai-Time rotation.

Reviewed by Kevin Fan

Rec: All, 7, 4, 1, 8 and 12(more chill), 11

FCC Warning:  None

Label: Six Degrees Records

Release Date: 9/29/2011