Omar Souleyman is dropping his new album To Syra, With Love on June 2 via Diplo's Mad Decent label, and it's great to hear the singer's magnetic style of dabke continue to break through in the West. This latest single, "Chobi," is probably his most techno-oriented offering yet.
Syrian musician Omar Souleyman has announced that he has a new album titled Wenu Wenu due out on October 22nd via Ribbon Music. Souleyman made this new LP with the help of his right-hand man, Rizan Sa'id, but unlike previous efforts; it was recorded primarily in the studio. Excitingly, Wenu Wenu boasts production courtesy of Four Tet.
The haphazard editing and visual esthetic of the album's trailer wonderfully represent Souleyman's eccentric, electronically-infused take on Syrian folk music. Enjoy!