by April Foster
Providence, R.I., beatmaker Araabmuzik, (aka Abraham Orellana), is going to throw down one of the must-see sets at Treefort.
Araabmuzik patches together a wide variety of samples, including bits and pieces of trance, house, dubstep, soul and jazz. He mixes them all on an Akai Music Production Center, an electronic music maker and sampler, and occasionally, he’ll throw in a keyboard or two. When Orellana is on stage, he plays the MPC with virtuosic skill, making him a DJ who’s actually entertaining to watch.
In 2011, Araabmuzik released its debut album, Electronic Dream. It received rave reviews, including an 8.2 Best New Music from Pitchfork, and made it on many end-of-the-year top album lists.
Arrab’s music is shadowy and viscous—it doesn’t build up to big cliffhangers or drops but maintains a high level of tension and intensity.
Orellana's Treefort set starts at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 25, at the Linen Building. After a full day of imbibing music and intoxicants, the crowd is sure to be brimming with energy. It should be a wild, late-night dance party, no doubt.