New Music: Moktar

This really is some of the most outstanding electronic music to emerge from Australia this year.

Listening to ‘Silk’ by Moktar tells a story within itself. This is deeply rich piece of music that is thoughtfully balanced and beautifully unique.

“‘Silk’ has a lot to do with my struggles growing up in Australia, navigating racism. I was ashamed of being Egyptian and embarrassed by my culture. I was made to believe that being Middle Eastern only came with negative connotations throughout most of my life. ‘Silk’ represents how I feel today – the luxury of being comfortable and the ability to move around freely, both physically and spiritually.”