The Alchemist: Israeli Salad

The Alchemist (who has produced for acts including Nas, Ghostface Killah and Snoop Dogg) released his Israeli Salad instrumental LP this week, and it’s quite a doozy. Inspired by a 2011 trip to Israel, and using just samples from the Middle East, the DJ/producer and sometimes rapper has crafted a mix that’s laid-back yet incredibly layered. With just a tinge of sleaze, Israeli Salad makes for a captivating late-night soundtrack.