The first release on the Dubai based 264 Records arrives in the form of AELI’s “Late Future Calls”, a symbiosis of futurist beats and bass heavy sounds. Blending North African motifs with modern sound design techniques, AELI has developed something unique as he comes into his own sound. Defying modern and classic forms of hip-hop and even rock, AELI has taken a musician’s approach to the album; programming, sampling and even playing all the instruments himself, while experimenting with Tunisian spices in an effort to pay homage to his roots.
Having previously worked with MCs and rappers on his first album, Ali Aloulou made a conscious shift towards working on instrumental music, free of the constraints of working with vocalists and able to express his own vision, intents and heritage through a keenly crafted and subtly chosen palette of sounds.
The album takes two distinct yet cohesive paths, mirroring AELI’s moods as he went through the process of producing this album. Chapter 1 is a take on Ali’s recent infatuation with progressive, instrumental music drawing on his influences from the likes of Nine Inch Nails and The Mars Volta. Chapter 2 professes his deep love for hip-hop, where AELI brings out his experience in beat making and looping.
With this release, AELI has managed to create an intricate and beautiful journey that sits comfortably both at home, on the road or on dancefloors.
released February 17, 2016
2. MARCH OF THE WRETCH
4. NO FAITH
6. LET YOU KNOW
8. GUASBA LIK
LATE FUTURE CALLS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY AELI . VISUAL DIRECTED BY 264 RECORDS . MIXING AND MASTERING : MARCH OF THE WRETCH . LOT-FI . AELIEN . GUASBA LIK . BY NOW FUTUR . TRIOLISM . NO FAITH . BY SAMIR HAMZI . PALIMPSEST . BY SALAR ANSARI . LET YOU KNOW . BY GRANDE VILLE STUDIO
RECORDED IN 2015 . RELEASED IN 2016 on 264 Records