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The background: Co-produced with long-time Sinkane collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro, Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a Pan-African influence of popular Sudanese music and haqibah, as well as distinct horn and synth arrangements more common to East Africa.

Hometown: London, England.
The thruth:
 Soul music.
The buzz: Sinkane has collaborated with Caribou, Yeasayer, Of Montreal, and more.
What to buy: His upcoming album, “Mean Love”, is set for release on 1 September.
File next to: Connan Mockasin, Here We Go Magic, Four Tet, Caribou.