Since we were so enthralled by his productions, we asked Sufyvn to take the helm on a new installment of our Africa In Your Earbuds series.
For his mix, the skillful beat maker takes listeners through a 40-minute lesson on Sudan’s musical history, ranging from vintage sounds to present popular songs.
"Sudanese music has always been very diverse throughout the years,” Sufyvn tells Okayafrica, “which is a direct reflection of the country's accumulating heritage, and Khartoum being [a] melting pot, as well as the presence of external influences. It’s natural for artists to present a colorful mix of different styles in their work.”
“In this mix, I tried my best to include a wide range of some of my favorite tones from different parts of the country. It starts with older songs, and gradually moves to newer ones as the mix goes, and ends with one of my own beats."
Hear Sufyvn’s all-Sudanese Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape and see the full track list below.
Hamad Al Rayah - Shahr, Shahrein
Mohamad Merghany - Geib Alai
Abu Obaida Hassan - Sayed Albalad
Salah Ibn Albadya - Washwashni Al Abeer
Sharhabeel Ahmad - Lessa Ma Arfeen
Abd El Azim Harakah - Ana A'ayyan
Abdel Gadir Salim - Quidrechinna
Hamad Al Rayah - Shalo Alkalam
Sinkane - Warm Spell
Alsarah & The Nubatones - Nuba Noutu
Sufyvn - Careless
Cover artwork by Underdog.