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Stream Sinkane's 'New Name,' The Third Single Off His Forthcoming 'Mean Love' LP

Stream 'New Name', the third single from Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist Sinkane aka Ahmed Gallab off his forthcoming album, 'Mean Love'


Keeping with his current M.O. of dropping monthly sonic gems, it seems as though Sinkane aka Ahmed Gallab has no plans of dishing out the tough love alluded to in the title of his forthcoming Mean Love LP. "New Name," the latest from the Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist steps up the pace from the soulful, aural molasses of his last two offerings "How We Be" and "Hold Tight." The track, which premiered today via The New York Times's T Magazine, opens with a guttural cry before grooving along on a distinctly Sudanese bass line, punctuated by electrifying horns that carry the track to new heights over Sinkane's trademark ethereal synthwork.

Speaking on the evolution of his artistry Sinkane explains, “Mars was an apt metaphor: I was a foreigner, an alien, in whatever environment I found myself in. It was time for me to look deeper into myself and make a more personal record. Mars expressed a lot of my African side, but for my new record, Mean Love, I wanted to get into my American influences.” Thankfully, as this latest offering shows, he is still holding onto the distinct polyrhythmic afrobeat grooves that first grabbed our attention on his 2012 debut Mars. Stream "New Name" below. Mean Love arrives September 2nd via DFA Records (US) and City Slang (ROW).

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Falz’s ‘Squander’ Remix Will Get You Dancing In No Time

The single features Niniola and South African amapiano acts Kamo Mphela, Mpura and SayFar.

Nigerian award-winning rapper, songwriter, and actor Falz makes his debut into the South African music scene with a remix of his hit single "Squander" featuring South Africa's Kamo Mphela, Mpura, and SayFar alongside the Nigerian Afro-House queen Niniola, who was on the original.

Produced by Young Willis and SayFar, the single has an infectious energy that will get you dancing in no time. We didn't expect anything less from breakout vocalist Mpura whose single "Umsebenzi Wethu" is currently topping multiple streaming charts. Amapiano singer and choreographer Kamo Mphela, known for her striking dance moves and collaborations with prominent artists like Busiswa & DJ Maphorisa, also continues to solidify her name in the industry with this feature.

Falz's ability to create music that reflects on the realities of many Nigerians has made him one of Nigeria's boldest voices. This is, however, one of the first times we see him pique interest in collaborating with South African artists. "I love South Africa, I love the culture and the food. I am really excited about this remix with Kamo Mphela, Mpura & SayFar because it's a great blend of South African & Nigerian music."

While he is not in the studio producing hits, Falz is a judge in the third season of The Voice Nigeria. The other judges include Nigerian singer and vocalist Waje, Afropop singer Yemi Alade, and the creative director of Livesport360, Dare Art Alade.

"Squander" remix is now available on all streaming platforms.

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