Creating partly from Moscow, partly from Dubai, artist and songwriter Nuckles is a musician with a unique sound and overall individual approach to artistry.
Hitting the scene with the quickly entrancing melody and weight of a well-crafted soundscape, Muharreban – meaning Smuggler in this case – pours through with professionalism, swagger, personality and style all at once.
Balancing Arabic and English amidst a series of free-flowing melodic bars, the song makes no issue of language barriers, and instead creates a general vibe that intrigues listeners and even proves surprisingly catchy as it progresses.
That hook melody in particular is notably addictive, the bass-line and beat behind it reinforcing its strength, and these fragments of additional vocals and strings are just a few examples of the attention to detail that really helps the whole thing speak out.
A defiantly unique sound, yet with just enough contemporary flair to appeal to the broader audiences of today. It will be interesting to hear where else Nuckles takes things for future releases.
Download the track via iTunes.