Hear AraabMuzik's Moodily Stomping 'Motion Picture'

Beat genius announces For Professional Use Only tour

AraabMuzik 'Motion Picture' Stream Tour Dates For Professional Use Only
AraabMuzik at work / Photo by Getty Images
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Chris Martins

Hot on the chain mail heels of his medieval-themed new music video for "The Prince Is Coming," AraabMuzik has shared another song off of his For Professional Use Only mixtape. The Rhode Island-hailing sampler king shows off his more pensive, melodic side with "Motion Picture," a track that manages to be both unapologetically heavy (that bass, those drums) and wonderfully moody (those synths, that texture).

At 2:22, the song is cut a little short, but it's a masterful example of the intriguing instrumental work that this guy is capable of. Still, nothing actually compares to watching Araab do his thing in person — rather than rely on loops, he pounds out every drum hit and sample on his MPC in real time. Thankfully, he's covering a good amount of ground next month. Tour dates after the tune:

AraabMuzik tour dates:
March 15 - Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
March 27 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates @ Dubai International Marine Club
April 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Output
April 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Basement EAV
April 12 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
April 13 - Dallas, TX @ Lizard Lounge
April 17 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
April 18 - Chicago, IL @ The Mid
April 19 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
April 20 - Amherst, MA @ The Mullins Center
April 24 - San Diego, CA @ Voyeur
April 26 - San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
May 30 - Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa
June 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Roots Picnic
June 13 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

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