Preview: araabMUZIK at Skully’s

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From the May 17, 2012 edition

Though he has become an internet favorite for his production work with everybody from Busta Rhymes to Cam’ron to ASAP Rocky, araabMUZIK is first and foremost a performer. Known as “The MVP of the MPC,” the Dominican musician born Abraham Orellana wields his sampler with a finesse usually reserved for record-scratching, piano-plinking and wringing wondrous sounds from various stringed instruments.

What’s so stupendous about araabMUZIK’s skill set is that, unlike self-gratifying virtuosos whose skills merely cause audiences to gawk in disbelief, this guy’s feats add up to beats. There’s a party in those fingers, and it’s coming out Saturday at the latest installment of Le Boom.