Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sufyvn beats from Sudan
I've been reading thru Best of 2106 lists from around the place, and came upon this goody via OkayAfrica....
"2016 was the year in which we found out that vintage Sudanese tapes can make some of the best hip-hop beats we’ve heard.
Khartoum-based producer Sufyvn caught our attention with his hypnotic productions in Pseudarhythm, Vol. 2. His tracks play like a hazy, mind-bending exploration of classic Sudanese soundscapes through a hip-hop lens. Thoughout the release, and in standout track “Fragment,” Sufyvn chops up several traditional Sudanese folk melodies, masterfully laying them over kicks and snares to create some buttery beat work."