VA - Sounds Of Sisso / 2LP
2018 promises to be the year of outer national. That is, of electronic dance music going back to the roots of tribalism, after years of sub-genres and offshoots. To us, this couldn't have come at a better time, and it's labels like Uganda's Nyege Nyege Tapes that are making it a tea deal. This is the Sound Of Sisso, or better, a new sound called Singeli that's coming out of working class Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam is the capital, and this compilation of fast-moving, interlocking loops comes from its streets. The artists, like the music, are homegrown talents, and are shaping what will be the next big wave of African music. Take a listen for yourselves; its addictive rhythms and seductive vocals will lift you off your feet in no time.