Effortlessly knitting together elements of funk, soul and left-field electronics, Sudanese born and American raised musician Sinkane brings forth an album awash with cherry-picked cultural influence and cathartic lyrics of life’s twists and turns. The silky-voiced man behind the moniker, Ahmed Gallab, is experienced in nifty electronics as well as the traditional aspects that run throughout his songwriting, having earned musical stripes performing as a session musician with the likes of Caribou, Yeasayer and Of Montreal. Famous people are no stranger to Sinkane’s work, with Damon Albarn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem all having previously collaborated with him whilst he oversaw the role of musical director for tribute show ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor - an event which perhaps brought Sinkane’s American release of Mean Love to be handled via James Murphy’s label and electro-beat breeding ground, DFA Records.
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