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Rock, Electronic and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab

Sinkane (born Ahmed Gallab in London, England) is a musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to DFA Records. Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time in Kent, Ohio followed by Columbus, Ohio. Prior to embarking on his solo career, he worked with Eleanor Friedberger, Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, and Yeasayer as a session musician. Ahmed Gallab is the Band Leader and Music Director of the Atomic Bomb! Band which plays the music of Nigerian Electro-Funk Legend William Onyeabor. The group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads), Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys), Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion), Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Charles Lloyd, Amadou and Mariam, Jamie Lidell, Pharoah Sanders, Joshua Redman, among many many others.

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Popular Tracks   
Telephone - Roosevelt Remix on Telephone by Sinkane
Favorite Song on Life & Livin' It by Sinkane
Moonstruck on Mean Love by Sinkane
How We Be on Mean Love by Sinkane
Jeeper Creeper on MARS by Sinkane
U'Huh on Life & Livin' It by Sinkane
Deadweight on Life & Livin' It by Sinkane
Telephone on Life & Livin' It by Sinkane
Radio - Sinkane Remix on Since I Left You by The Avalanches
Passenger on Life & Livin' It by Sinkane

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Title Artist Year Type
Life & Livin' ItSinkane2017Album
New Name (Remixes)Sinkane2015Single
Mean DubSinkane X Peaking Lights2015Album
Emilie / EmanuelSinkane Featuring The Charlatans / Laura Cantrell2015Single
How We BeSinkane2014Single
Mean LoveSinkane2014Album
Hold TightSinkane2014Single
Making Time / Warm SpellSinkane2013Album
Warm Spell (Remixes)Sinkane2013Album
Jeeper CreeperSinkane2013Album
Making TimeSinkane2013Album
Africa In Your Earbuds Episode #2 Sinkane MixSinkane2011Album
Color VoiceSinkane2008Album
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