Farhot reconnects with his homeland on ‘Kabul Fire Vol. 2’

Farhot reconnects with his homeland on ‘Kabul Fire Vol. 2’

Photo by Firas Colin

Hip hop producer Farhot joins Beat’s Turning Heads podcast to speak about his new album, Kabul Fire Vol. 2

Turning Heads episode 29 features a conversation with German-Afghan producer Farhot. The Hamburg-based artist’s latest album, Kabul Fire Vol. 2, came out in January 2021.

It’s been seven years since the series’ previous instalment – Kabul Fire Vol. 1 – during which time Farhot has produced tracks for artists such as Isaiah Rashad, Selah Sue and Talib Kweli. Farhot’s production aesthetic is comparable to expert genre-defying beatmakers Madlib, J Dilla, Geoff Barrow and The Avalanches.

The new album finds Farhot reconnecting with the culture of his homeland, Afghanistan, which he left as a child more than 30 years ago. It includes audio clips taken from numerous Afghan films and a spoken word piece by fellow Hamburg-based Afghan artist, Moshtari. Vocalists JuJu Rogers, Nneka, Tiggs Da Author and Maverick Sabre also make appearances.

In the podcast, Farhot speaks about his musical influences, changing artistic goals and growing engagement with Afghan culture.

Check out the podcast episode below:

I will be back with another episode of Turning Heads next week. You can follow the podcast on SpotifyPodbean and through Apple.

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