sbcltr spoke to Hannan and Fatema Hakim on the release of their upcoming three song EP, Esin
Moon Roots Project was first started in 2014 by siblings, Hannan Hakim and Fatema Hakim, as an experimental project based on their love of sound. The fact they’re constantly evolving in their personal tastes reflects in their dogged re-work of already produced, add their own indelible irreverence to each. Their sound oscillates between Techno and Trance, depending on the time of the day. In their short career as musicians, they’ve already made a mark, having released music on labels such as Under Noize from El Salvador and Puff Recordings from India.
They have closed venues after artists such as Pig & Dan, as well as opened for upcoming techno sensations such as, Matador, Konstantin (Giegling), Lee Foss, Rick Maia and Blot. Their latest EP has just been released independently on Bandcamp.
Hannan: It was an absolute storm since we started, we had some really great experiences, both good & bad. Musically we grew so fast that within 8 months since we began we had our first EP launch on one of Latin Americas infamous labels, Under Noize records.
Fatema: Being siblings helps, we are brutally honest with each other and as you can imagine we are in total sync – we lived under the same roof for 21 years, until recently when Hannan got married and moved. Hannan is someone who loves dark music and sounds, whereas I like to balance him out with some light-hearted melodies. We find the balance,which in my mind is ‘key’.
Hanan: We love to experiment with different genres and most importantly, evolve our own understanding of sound. We love sounds from techno, deep house & trance hence we do our best to keep trying out new sounds and styles. The current EP is a mix of Deep House & Melodic Techno. Acid synths, Grungy bass lines along with Fatema’s melodic genius that led to 20 minutes of groovy deep tracks.
Hanan & Fatima: It’s a balance, the flow of energy and melodic progression in each of the tracks can be so easily distinguished. We always sit with a clear mind when we write our music, the balance as we explained earlier comes from our distinct yet in sync personalities.