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Sinkane Shares The Psychedelic Video For 'Young Trouble'

Sinkane drops a new trippy music video for 'Young Trouble', the dub-influenced single off his 2014 sophomore LP 'Mean Love'.


Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based music polymath Ahmed Gallab, also known as Sinkane, released one of our top favorite albums last year, the 10-song Mean Love LP. One of the album's strongest moments was the drifty, dub-infused track "Young Trouble," and now the song has an equally hazy and colorful music video to accompany it. Directed by Philip Di Fiore, the video is a psychedelic montage of the band performing with added visual effects generated from experimental digital processing. In explaining the applied techniques behind the video's production, Di Fiore tells The Fader:

"I don't know of anyone who has taken video footage and manipulated it by running it through musical equipment and keyboards. We took our inspiration from photographers, filmmakers and videomakers who have dared to be playful and curious by altering, distorting and messing with their work in order to find out what can happen when you push a medium outside of its comfort zone. We were able to get beautiful combinations of colors and waves of light which moved with the musicians–as if we filmed the band live at the Aurora Borealis."

Watch the new video for 'Young Trouble' below. Sinkane is currently touring Europe (check out his dates below) and will also be playing NYC's Terminal 5 with Toro Y Moi on May 1.

Sinkane European Tour Dates:

26 Mar - Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie

27 Mar - Nancy, FR - L'Autre Canal

28 Mar - Zurich, SE - m4Music Fest

29 Mar - Milan, IT - Biko Club

30 Mar - Clermont Ferrand, FR - La Coop de Mai

1 April - Angers, FR - Chabada

2 April - Cognac, FR - West Rock

3 April - Rochelle, FR - La Sirene

4 April - Vannes, FR - Echonova

5 April - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie

7 April - Ris Orangis, FR - La Plan

8 April - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

9 April - Brussels, BE - AB

10 April - Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort

13 April - Leicester - The Musician

14 April - London - XOYO w/ DJ set by Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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