Legendary LA label Stones Throw Records has many big names to boast, but some of their greatest gems are still small – like Sudan Archives.
One of their newer and younger signees, she has just released the experimental and hypnotic “Paid,” the second single from her forthcoming debut EP (out July 14).
A self-taught violinist and vocalist from Ohio, Sudan Archives has already been making waves with her unique sound. The 23-year-old writes, plays, and produces all of her work, citing “Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music” as some of her inspirations. Her skill is in her ability to draw on a wide variety of influences without all of these elements being too overbearing altogether. The carefully minimalist sound is a breath of fresh air in a world of Sound Cloud noise.