Omar Souleyman is a vivid live performer, with his outward, expansive sonic approach winning acclaim from producers far outwith his native Syria.
A few moments ago, the musician announced plans to release a new album through German electronic powerhouse Monkeytown.
Label bosses Modeselektor commented: "They say that we, Modeselektor, play at an awful lot of parties. Omar Souleyman has sung at a very, very large number of parties – wedding parties. We reckon that fits! The coolest man on the planet tossed the wedding bouquet our way and we had no choice but to catch it. Welcome to the Monkeytown family!"
'Bahdeni Nami' will be available from July 27th, and features production work from Modeselektor, Four Tet and Gilles Peterson.
New track 'Enssa El Aatab' - produced by Modeselektor - is now live. Check it out HERE.
'Bahdeni Nami' will be released on July 27th.