The past couple years have seen a remarkable surge of women coming into prominence in electronic dance music as DJs and producers, and the Turkish-born, American-based Kurtel is one of the most impressive. Music Watching Over Me is a straight-up, unashamed dance album: a dozen tracks intended to move a floor full of bodies, sometimes more slowly than others — as on the aptly hypnotic and undulating “My Ass” — but always purposefully, particularly “The L Word,” on which plinky synths and Jada’s moaned vocal ride a truncated piston of a bass line.
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