HAKIM: Yaho: CD

Egyptian pop. The press material says this guy’s sold millions of copies throughout the Middle East and I can see why. He’s pretty good at what he does. The material also says that this is a sort of modernization of an older style. I’d like to hear what that “older style” sounds like, ’cause, being the purist prick that I am, the techno beats on this only served to get in the way. Nevertheless, this is some infectious stuff that will get played more than once.

 –jimmy (Ark 21, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Penthouse Suite, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403)