XLR8R - logo

  • Filed under: News
  • 01/19/2012

Video: Fatima Al Qadiri "How Can I Resist U"

In this new video from Fatima Al Qadiri, director Sophia Al-Maria inter-splices various clips of Middle Eastern culture in London, including a sexualized form of dancing known as Ma'alaya, to create a collage which ostensibly shows an Arab perspective of London-as-Babylon. The fancy cars, public housing projects, and dancing girls show the London dream of heathen sensuality and indulgence, and, as is customary with found-footage videos, the clip also contains altered colors and superimposed shapes, along with an array of strobing and kaleidoscopic effects. The song originally appeared on Al-Qadiri's excellent Genre-Specfic Xperience EP, and the video comes ahead of a Genre-Specfic Xperience remix package set for release on March 27, which will include reworks from Kingdom, Girl Unit, Ikonika, DJ Rashad, and more.

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player