Released on June 25, 2020
The shuk is Hebrew for “market”. A similar word in Arabic is souk. Unfortunately in North America we’ve degraded what this place means by calling it a ‘flea market’. And instead we do most of our shopping in pristine grocery stores and shopping malls. Our connection to the merchants is far removed, and with the automation of checkouts we are being taken even farther away from the classic shouting match of vendors in the shuk. In a city like Toronto we can still visit Kensington Market for a taste of this history.
As such, this track has some of that slop that you find in the market. Because the slop is the funk. There were areas where I could’ve sanded the edges down but chose to keep them the way they are.