Who? Syrian Shaabi superstar and Bjork collaborator Omar Souleyman
What? The title track from his forthcoming Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) produced LP Wenu Wenu, out October 21 via Ribbon Music
Why? After twenty years spent redefining his country’s pop scene with his own techno-tinged version of its traditional Dabke dance music and attracting a global cult following with his compilations and live albums (released in the West on the Sublime Frequencies label), Souleyman has finally made his first studio record, and with Hebden on board it promises to be awesome. Even if the album trailer (featuring what is presumably the title track) plays like Borat on disco biscuits. Check it out below.