Audio

'Mean Dub': A Dub Remix EP From Sinkane & Peaking Lights

Psychedelic pop duo Peaking Lights remix four tracks from Sinkane's standout 'Mean Love' LP into blissful dub reworkings.


Sinkane's Mean Love, one of our choices for last year's top albums, saw the Sudanese-rooted, Brooklyn-based musician exploring his American influences through ten tracks of polyrhythmic grooves and smooth melodies. For the forthcoming Mean Dub EP, four of those album songs are taken to a reverbed-out and reggae-tinted world by Aaron Coyes of the psychedelic pop duo Peaking Lights.

“Peaking Lights shed new light to these songs," explains Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab) to Hunger TV. "They’re so good that we’ve started to play some of these versions live. It’s a real pleasure to work and be friends with such talented, loving humans.” EP highlights include the boosted percussion on "How We Be" and the bass-heavy rework of "Hold Tight."

Stream Sinkane and Peaking Lights' Mean Dub EP below, the 12" will be out August 21 on City Slang. Catch Sinkane live in London at the David Byrne-curated Meltdown on August 17.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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