Sinkane – New Name
The “New Track” is the latest offering from Sinkane’s Mean Love, a complex record that unites rhythm and styles from all over the world with funky basslines, deep groove, West African slow-burners and many more influences coming together to form a cohesive sound. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a pan-African influence of popular Sudanes music and haqibah, as well as distinct horn and synth arrangements more common to East Africa. This background merges with the lessons learned from Ahmed’s touring stints with Caribou, Yeasayer and of Montreal, and especially the monumental task he underwent as musical director for ‘ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor,’ a collaboration that brought on David Byrne, Damon Albarn, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, Blood Orange, and members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and more. Mean Love speaks to Gallab’s uncanny ability to embrace and assemble a huge history as pure and generous modern-musical expressions, and arrive on September 2nd 2014 via DFA Records and City Slang worldwide.
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