Exciting tunes coming in by way of the Republic of Niger of all places. Multi-instrumentalist Hama just released his second album Houmeissa via the West African/Portland Oregon collective and music label Sahel Sounds. On it he neatly combines a sort of mid 90s techno vibe with traditional Tuareq folk sounds and North African synths, creating a catchy and futuristic soundscape that is hard to resist. Attached below is Yeta Yeta, a bonus track off the LP, that nicely showcases his unique talent for creating deep melodies and grooves to get lost in. Houmeissa is out now, on the usuals.
Photo credits go to Christopher Kirkley, photographer, movie director, and label head at Sahel Sounds.