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Sinkane 'How We Be' (Lexx Remix)

Listen to Swiss DJ Lexx's dub remix of Sinkane's 'How We Be,' off his forthcoming sophomore effort 'Mean Love.'


Photo by Philip Di Fiore

Sinkane (aka the solo project of Sudanese-born/Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab) is gearing up to release his sophomore effort Mean Love next month off DFA / City Slang. Gallab, who has most recently served as the musical director/bandleader of the excellent Atomic Bomb! supergroup tribute to the music of William Onyeabor, co-produced the new album along with his longtime collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro. So far we've heard been treated to the silky smooth lead single "Hold Tight" and its follow-up "How We Be." The latter was recently remixed by Z├╝rich's DJ Lexx, who adds a dubbed out groove to the airy original. Listen to the semi-tropical rework below. Mean Love arrives 9/2 on DFA Records in North America and City Slang worldwide. Catch Sinkane this Saturday, August 9th, at Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique NYC at the 303 at Louie & Chan along with hosts DJ Underdog and Cortega. Entry is free with RSVP.

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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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