Natacha Atlas :: Ayeshteni
I used to live in Washington DC, and I just learned that Natacha lives there too. I never saw her trucking around Georgetown though. Too bad, cuz she's a hottie. But most of her album covers make her look bad. The only decent ones were from the Gedida and Halim albums.
This fourth solo album is good, and after The Remix Collection, I've developed a taste for her electronic-triphop style, which find's its way into nearly every track while keeping her Egyptian heritage well intact.
Natacha does quite a bit of work with TransGlobal Underground, and they return here to mix and produce Ayeshteni into full-flavoured middle-eastern electronica at it's best.