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Premiere: Sinkane 'Runnin'


If you're familiar with indie rock's elite chances are you've come across Sinkane's work. The solo moniker of Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, Sinkane has played with Yeasayer, Ontario electronic outfit Caribou, Athens' psychedelic Of Montreal and Born Ruffians — he also previously cut a solid Africa In Your Earbuds set.

"Runnin" couples upbeat percussion and circular funk melodies with downtrodden falsetto vocals. The single features remixes by Caribou main-man Dan Snaith (as Daphni) and Chandeliers. You can grab the full release as a name-your-price purchase. For more from Sinkane, check out his previously featured astral pop jam. Stream "Runnin" plus remixes below and buy it now!

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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