Mateso is out this Friday.
Mohamed Hamza Ally, AKA Sisso, is a key figure in the bubbling singeli scene. His Dar Es Salaam studio is a vital hub for singeli artists, and the 2017 compilation, Sounds Of Sisso, helped introduce the frenetic style to the rest of the world.
Mateso's 16 tracks chronicle Sisso's work over the past four years, the press release says. It springs from "a period after his informal studio in the sprawling ghettos of Dar Es Salaam grew from a small shack selling DVDs and MP3s, to come to catalyse countless new releases from local producers such as Bamba Pana, DJ Longo and Balotelli."
For more on Sisso and singeli, check out Aaron Coultate's recent feature about the Dar Es Salaam electronic music scene.
Listen to the title track off Mateso.
01. Biti No 5
02. Biti No 7
03. Biti No 15
05. Biti No 1
07. Sisso Sisso
08. New Bit
13. Pita Kapita
14. Nyege Nyege
Nyege Nyege Tapes will release Mateso on May 31st, 2019.