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Stream: Mikael Seifu, “Yarada Lij”

Listen to “Yarada Lij,’ the title track of Ethiopian producer Mikael Seifu’s debut EP on DC label, 1432R.

April 22, 2014

There isn't much information out there on Addis Ababa-born beatsmith Mikael Seifu just yet, but I do know that somewhere along his timeline he studied music production at New Jersey's Ramapo College, and that he describes his sound as a mix of Ethiopian folk, UK garage, and his own idiosyncratic strain of "Ethiopian electronic" music. "Yarada Lij" is the title track of a four-track EP he has coming out on brand new, Washington DC-based record label 1432 R, focusing a loose, dreamy palette of rhythmic and textural figures with some positively heartstring-pulling, pentatonic saxophone and flute melisma. The release is out on July 1st, but it's available for pre-order here.

Stream: Mikael Seifu, "Yarada Lij"

Stream: Mikael Seifu, “Yarada Lij”