Today Sinkane confirmed details of his new studio album ‘Life & Livin’ It’, set for release on February 10th, 2017 worldwide via @CitySlang. The New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab also announced initial headlining worldwide tour dates, and released a Nick Bentgen-directed music video for the album’s first single, “U’Huh.” Premiering today at @NPRMusic, the video for “U’Huh” is a powerful celebration of perseverance and was shot at Brooklyn’s Union Pool. In single “U’Huh”, Sinkane shares a much-needed dose of optimism, repeating the refrain “We’re all gonna be alright / Kulu shi tamaam”. Watch it below, and as always, all tourdates in our tourdates section
The excellent sir Was is back with more of his scandi hip hop vibes - following up on his acclaimed 'Says Hi' EP from June of this year, he'll be releasing his debut album 'Digging A Tunnel' on 10 March 2017 via City Slang worldwide.
Watch the video for first track "In The Midst", which premiered today via Stereogum:
sir Was’ debut full length, Digging A Tunnel, is an album that constantly bucks trends and confounds expectations. Boasting a continually evolving sound that remains nonetheless unified, it comes as close as any record can to defying description. It boasts, an effortless flow, reflected in Wästberg’s vocal delivery, which shifts from falsetto to a groove-like spoken word which circles […] READ ON
Roger Sellers is a lot of things. He’s a minimalist composer with a knack for making hypnotic, enveloping songs from a few repeated musical phrases. He’s a gifted musician who is mostly self-taught, having abandoned formal study because it was draining the life from his work. He’s a self-described disciple of Phil Collins. What he is not, however — despite multiple press reports to the […] READ ON
The story of Gold Panda’s journey from an acclaimed debut record to now, as he prepares to release his third full length album, is an entirely circular one. Hailing from Chelmsford Essex in the UK, in the six years since the release of his genre-defining debut album ‘Lucky Shiner’, the electronic artist most comfortable with the moniker Derwin Panda spent the subsequent years splitting […] READ ON
The band’s debut album is intent on dismantling the ideas western listeners have about popularized Tuareg music. This new wave of Tuareg musicians sound very different to the desert distortion that accompanies groups like Mdou Moctar or Group Inerane. Instead, it finds a calm and passionate soul, provides sumptuous slow burners, and a complexity of composition that hasn’t been demonstrated […] READ ON
“It took me 15 fucking years to feel brave enough to do this!” Joel Wästberg, the Swedish producer behind the eccentric sir Was alias, confesses. “To reach the point where I could let myself do this was a long struggle. But once I felt less scared, it was kind of easy. It just came out, like: ‘This is the sound!’”