Mikael Seifu’s “The Lost Drum Beat” Is Pure Soul

Hear the Ethiopian producer’s devastating new single.

It's always a good day when there's a new Mikael Seifu track out in the world. Today, Boiler Room debuted the title cut from the Ethiopian producer's upcoming single release, The Lost Drum Beat; like other Seifu cuts we've fell in love with so far, it's a moody, idiosyncratic melding of garage-inspired beat work and the traditional music of his native Addis Ababa, this time reaching a stuttering new level of ecstatic with its jazzy saxophone cut-ups, ghostly vocals, and off-grid strobes. The single and its B-side are out June 19th via Washington D.C. label 1432 R.

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Mikael Seifu’s “The Lost Drum Beat” Is Pure Soul