Electronic, Tech House

Listen: Mikael Seifu – The Lost Drum Beat

We haven’t featured Ethiopian producer Mikael Seifu for some time, but we put that right today. His penchant for melding electronic hardware and traditional Ethiopian sounds is as novel as ever here. The title track manoeuvres with all the mystifying, dubstep/garage jerks of a Burial number, yet this is slightly brighter and more bouncy territory. […]

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Electronic, Experimental

Audio: Mikael Seifu- Yarada Lij

Introducing Ethiopian beatsmith Mikael Seifu, and his spectacularly constructed debut single “Yarada Lij”. Little is known about the Addis Ababa-born artist, but we do know he studied music production at New Jersey’s Ramapo College, and that his influences include ER, Burial, Scott Storch and traditional Ethiopian folk. Taken from his debut EP of the same name, “Yarada Lij” […]

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