Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Remix)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Released 28 September 1990

  1. Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Remix - Edit)
  2. Mustt Mustt (Duck Pond Dub Mix)
  3. Mustt Mustt
  4. The Game

Liner notes

The title track of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s seminal Qawwali fusion album Mustt Mustt was handed over to Bristol trip hop legends Massive Attack in 1990 for them to create what would be their first ever remix. First known as ‘Mustt Mustt (The Duckpond Dub Mix)’ —a reference to the pond at Real World Studios where the track was created— the remix was a landmark convergence of Sufi Qawwali singing and Bristol dub vibes. It was also the first song in the Urdu language to reach the UK charts. Asian artist and DJ Nitin Sawhney described the single as “one of the best remixes of all time”.

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Reviews

  • Shimmering, heavy dub beats give this a low-slung lopsided lope, layered with wobbly samples and seductively spaced-out echo effects. Tasteful without ever becoming polite. Vox, December 1990 (UK)

Further Listening

  • Mustt Mustt

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook

    Released 12 November 1990

    The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is today acknowledged as the great master of Qawwali who popularised this beautiful and inspirational music beyond Muslim peoples to a worldwide audience. Mustt Mustt is the first of two albums on which the singer collaborates with Canadian producer Michael Brook to place the music in a contemporary setting.
  • Star Rise

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook

    Released 05 October 1997

    From the Asian Underground, the new stars emerge to interpret the greatest singer of Qawwali music. This album features a series of remixes of songs which originally appeared on Nusrat and Michael Brook’s albums Mustt Mustt and Night Song.

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