Mean Love

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Slinky, heartfelt third from Sudanese funkmaster on City Slang in Europe and DFA Stateside. As musical director of 'Atomic Bomb!', the roving all-star show celebrating the songs of William Onyeabor, Sinkane's Ahmed Gallab has been knee-deep in exuberant synth-funk. With 'Mean Love', however, the Brooklyn based Sudanese singer / multi instrumentalist delivers a more contemplative, intimate offering that in its own heavy and soulful way is just as thrilling. Gallab draws on West Africa funk and the superfly vibe of 70s Motown for 'Mean Love's backbone, over which, in dreamy falsetto, he lays down the sweetest melodies, which give sultry cuts such as 'Moonstruck', 'Hold Tight' and 'Yacha' - each a tale flushed with romance - a curiously timeless quality.

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