I get good references from a wide range of music. Something who’s been a good influence in the last few years is Qawwali music. If you listen to a Qawwali singer like Aziz Mian – he’s like James Brown. Qawwali is like Pakistani gospel-jazz. It’s emotional, but it’s also improvised, and it’s all about that sacred-and-profane tightrope.

– Riz Ahmed