Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tarik Sabar

To the left is the man of the hour, Tarik Sabar, posing with his main toy, the Roland MV-8800.  It's partly thanks to this device that Sabar is able to cut and mix a multitude of '70s and '80s soul vinyls in order to reconstruct some damn good instrumental hip-hop.  His new release, Soul Beats For Lonely Nights, proudly puts his talents for finding memorable hooks and captivating vocals on display. With laid-back harmonies and firm beats, Sabar also exhibits his ability to create a relaxing and soothing set of plunderphonics.  It's a little something to sit back and soak in, but with enough bounce to get your head nodding up and down a bit.  You can have a listen to Soul Beats For Lonely Nights over at his Bandcamp, where you can also download the long play for free.  Since each track flows in and out of each other, it's probably best listened to as a whole anyway.  If you'd like to just skip to that, pick it up here.  In the meantime, below are some highlights for you to chew on.

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