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Mozambican Artist Samito Blends 80s Pop and Soukous in His Debut Album

Montreal-based Mozambican artist and songwriter Samito shares a stream of his debut album.

Samito, the Montreal-based Mozambican artist and songwriter released his debut album earlier this week with Costume Records. The self-titled album, Samito, includes eight tracks from the artist highlighting his unique and distinctive new-age electronica sound.


“There's some Tom Waits, Céu, Tears for Fears, Patrick Watson, Gavinsky, etc. Also some soukous and afro-beat guitars, 80's pop, a pantsula bassline and other grooves.”

The album serves as a breakthrough for the newly emerging artist. Prepared in less than a month, Samito reimagines the landscape of afro-inspired beats in a new age.

"Behind this album is a certain tolerance to risk, intuition. The whole record was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered within a period of 20 days between March and April, 2016. We recorded 9 songs [in two days], two of which didn't make it to the record. Instead we added ‘Tiku la Hina”

Tiku la Hina,” which debuted late last year as Samito’s first single was selected as one of our top songs of 2015.

Listen to Samito’s entire debut album below.

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