NEW ISH: Sinkane – “How We Be” + “Hold Tight”

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'Mean Love' due out 9/2

Sinkane is releasing a new album called Mean Love on September 2nd, and today he posted the new single called “How We Be” over at SoundCloud. Featuring the sound that only he, Ahmed Gallab being his real name, can suddenly call his own, this track has some fantastic juxtapositions between 8-bit style electronica and his soulful island-ready vocals and melodies. Very much something that could have worked on the Mars release from a few years back, something I easily wore out listening to via my numerous Spotify playlists.

The new single from the forthcoming album, Mean Love, out Sept 2 on City Slang (EU) and DFA (US).

Pre-order the album:
iTunes: smarturl.it/SinkaneiTunes
Amazon CD: smarturl.it/SinkaneAmazonCD
Amazon LP: smarturl.it/SinkaneAmazonLP

Direct from DFA (US):
store.dfarecords.com/collections/fr…oducts/dfa2445

Direct from City Slang (EU):
LP: cityslang.frocksteady.com/shop/music/m…-love-1.html
CD: cityslang.frocksteady.com/shop/music/m…an-love.html

I missed the first track that was released, “Hold Tight”, so sample that one below as well.

So. good.

Here’s a list of his upcoming live appearances; we hope we see a lot more out of this guy for years to come. DFA knows how to pick ‘em…

DJ SETS

8.12 Brooklyn, NY @ Doris
8.13 Queens, NY @ Playland Motel at Rockaway Beach
8.05 New York, NY Le Baron

LIVE

08.02.14 – The LOT LIC- Queens, NY
09.04.14 – First We Take Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
09.05.14 – Grelle Forelle – Vienna, AT
09.06.14 – Deep into the Woods Festival – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BE
09.07.14 – Into the Great Wide Open – Vlieland, NL
09.09.14 – Ekko – Utrecht, NL
09.10.14 – La Badadoum – Paris, FR
09.11.14 – Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
09.12.14 – La Peniche – Lille, FR
09.13.14 – Big Next Festival – Gent, BE
09.16.14 – Scorpitone Festival – Nantes, FR
09.18.14 – Palace – St. Gallen, CH
09.20.14 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, DE
10.01.14 – Casa del Popolo – Montreal, QC *
10.02.14 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT *
10.03.14 – Cafe 939 – Boylston, MA *
10.04.14 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA *
10.05.14 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY *
10.07.14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *
10.08.14 – DC9 – Washington, DC *
10.09.14 – The Southern – Charlottesville, NC *
10.11.14 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY *
10.12.14 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL *
10.13.14 – Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN *
10.17.14 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
10.18.14 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR *
10.19.14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
10.21.14 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA *
10.22.14 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *
10.23.14 – Last Exit Live- Phoenix, AZ *
10.24.14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ *
10.26.14 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX *
10.27.14 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *
10.28.14 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL *
10.29.14 – Exit In – Nashville, TN *
10.30.14 – Ohio State University (Wexner Center) – Columbus, OH *
11.1.14 – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA *
11.02.14 – SOBs – New York, NY

* with Helado Negro