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Sinkane, aka Ahmed Gallab, got his start as a backing instrumentalist for bands such as Yeasayer, of Montreal, and Caribou, but since the release of his 2012 DFA debut Mars, he's made quite a name…   Read Story »
The Sudanese-born and New York-based musician Ahmed Gallab, who records as Sinkane, worked as a session musician with a ton of indie types before breaking out with his solo album Mars in 2012, and…   Read Story »
Many of the singles from Sinkane's 2012 LP Mars -- "Runnin'" and "Jeeper Creeper," for instance -- were aggressive rhythm bombs, and even the relatively chilled-out "Warm Spell" was sprawling…   Read Story »
Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor has long been a cause célèbre among musicians including Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith, and David Byrne, and in the past year that celebration of…   Read Story »
Last month, Sinkane shocked the world, and himself a bit also, in being pulled onstage by Usher to sing a Sinkane song ("Runnin'") in front of a confused (but excited!) SXSW audience. Your 'Gum crew…   Read Story »
Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it -- ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and…   Read Story »
Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane + The Afghan Whigs. Jump in: Disclosure @ FADER Fort…   Read Story »
We'll have more on this when we post our SXSW roundup for last night, since your entire Stereogum staff was on hand for it, but something strange and amazing happened last night at the FADER Fort.…   Read Story »
Sinkane is a multi-instrumentalist who's worked with a laundry-list of indie rock names, and last year he released his slinky dance-pop solo album Mars. Now the German production duo Barker &…   Read Story »
2012 was the first full year without LCD Soundsystem since James Murphy distilled the fleeting essence of cool into seven-some comically heartrending minutes a decade prior. To remind us what we lost…   Read Story »