Bluetoof returns to Infa Red for his next EP

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British-Moroccan DJ and producer Bluetoof AKA Ben Farjani has announced a surprise EP set to come out next week.

The ‘Newt Licker’ EP picks up where Farjani’s last release, ‘Diggin A Hole’, left off: a sonic journey that combines introspection and with his “wigged out, bass heavy” soundscape.

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Speaking to Mixmag, Bluetoof said that ‘Newt Licker’ is a “development of all the elements of my core sound.”

He added: “I’ve been reflecting a lot about the kind of music I’m writing and if I’m being honest, I’ve been torn between making loads of really personal, introspective music and stuff that’s accessible to a wider audience.

“This project is a mixture of those ideas.”

While the title-track is “straight up written to be played at raves”, the EP’s lead single ‘Lost between A & N’ is inspired by “a crazy trip” back from Morocco with his granddad, where his relative got pulled at customs for having an undeclared frozen sea bass in his carry on. As a result, Farjani and his grandad missed their flight and were stuck between Tetouan and London.

“It was pure chaos,” says the Rinse FM resident.

While all of this was going on, Bluetoof was meant to be Bermondsey-bound for the ‘Dancing for Morocco & Libya’ fundraiser he organised together with Venue MOT, Late Night Shopper and local members of the North African diaspora.

“We eventually got new flights, costing me p’s, and I made it to MOT two minutes before my set started. It was really hectic.”

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Farjani’s dubbed-out and pitched-down vocals on ‘Lost between A &N’ were recorded in the toilet during said plane journey back with his grandad.

The single is available to listen to now on the Infa Red Bandcamp, with the full project dropping next Thursday on December 7.

Pre-order the ‘Newt Licker’ EP here

Tibor Heskett is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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