Couple the finely tuned production skills of Crossfrontier and Anjunadeep player Rashid Ajami with the unique and distinctive vocals of JAW. Add to this a cutting edge deep techno rework from dOP, with a release on the worldwide platform of stellar label Noir Music, and you have underground fireworks…


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Centred around a deep, peak-time groove, ‘Night Prayer’ first and foremost exhibits Ajami’s flair for writing song-based music. Gentle, percussive layers and short bursts of melody provide the perfect foil for JAW’s hazy, dream-like vocal flow to take centre stage to lucidly mesmeric effect. Beautifully balanced and squarely aimed at the dance floor, it’s abstract, prayer-like composition also means it has legs away from the club too, reinforcing Ajami’s ability to produce records that connect in both different ways and crucially, spaces.

This killer original is backed up by a pair of remixes from revered beatmakers dOP – one a deeper, tech-leaning vocal rework and the other a stomping, melody-laced instrumental dub… all in all a superb package. Out now: