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Here's one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn't forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would've looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great…   Read Story »
There aren't too many joys in the world simpler or more basic than watching people who are really, really good at dancing. And that's what makes the video for "How We Be," the ebullient new soul song…   Read Story »
Every Sinkane album is a world unto itself. Mean Love is no different in that it is very different. A conglomeration of everything from Sade to Radiohead to Alvino Rey to Fela Kuti, it marks the…   Read Story »
The Sundanese-born and Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab started out as a sideman for indie bands like Yeasayer and Caribou before going solo as Sinkane, recording buoyant and inventive soul-pop…   Read Story »
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 »