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Kareem makes epic digital soundscapes, always melancholic and full of emotion yet seemingly coming from some sort of virtual world, like a video game. Kareem released a track on PAN’s acclaimed Mono No Aware compilation last year, which become subject of much attention recently when it was sampled on Kanye West’s new album, Ye. QTT10 is a mixtape of ambient soundscapes; shimmering digital synths, soft pads spliced with indecipherable radio samples and static, all arranged to feel living and breathing. Kareem was inspired by going back back to Cairo, where he saw music isn’t driven by trends to be either “retro” or “futuristic”, but rather somewhere in between.