Sinkane // Life & Livin’ It

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Sinkane // Life & Livin’ It by Nick Warren

Sinkane

Life & Livin’ It

City Slang Records 

4.25/5 stars

For his sixth record, Ahmed Gallab shows no signs of slowing down. Gallab, the musician behind Sinkane, was born in London and lived in the Sudan, later growing up in Kent, Ohio. Having played in bands such as the Born Ruffians, Of Montreal, Yeasayer, and Caribou, he’s made a name for himself around the globe. His worldly history shows in his music. A potent blend of Afrobeat and indie rock, Life & Livin’ It is undeniably enjoyable. Enveloping the listener within the first few notes, the deep beats of the pentatonic bass groove of “Deadweight” hook the audience immediately. Uplifting funk singalongs like “Favorite Song” and “Telephone” show Gallab’s formidable pop abilities with danceable flair. The additional help from the horn section of Antibalas proves to be the perfect ingredient to Gallab’s signature sound. Some of the greatest moments come from the eponymous “Theme From Life & Livin’ It,” a revitalizing celebration that radiates positivity and life. The soft darkness of tracks like “Fire” and “Won’t Follow” balance that tone with spectacular results. – Nick Warren

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