Sobek by Sounds of Khemit

The eighth essential release from Sounds of Khemit is another superb various artists collection featuring Tebra, Hrag Mikkel, and Benyebe.

Sobek by Sounds of Khemit. Art by Sounds of Khemit Art by Sounds of Khemit

This release is inspired by Sobek, the Khemitian crocodile master of strength, extreme power, Nile River, water, warfare, strategy, fertility, and protection. The strength, speed, and ferocity of the crocodile were thought to be symbolic of the power of the Ruler of ancient Khemit, and, say the label, he brings light to their mission to connect people through music on a deeper level.

Bar25 regular, Dama Records man, and afro house specialist Tebra kicks off with "Izvor". It's a majestically hypnotic roller with ethnic percussion and spiritual synths. The drums are loose and deep and wispy pads bring more enchanting detail.

Next up is musical storyteller Hrag Mikkel who has credits on Proton Music and Hoomidaas as well as a fine reputation for his musical sounds. "Odds & Ends" draws you in deep with supple drum lines and cuddly pads. There is real elegance in the chord progressions and the fullness of sound that wraps all around you.

Finally, Benyebe is another fast emerging producer in the world of organic house. His "Solar" is a third superbly deep house track with heartfelt piano keys lingering over the heavy but smooth drums. Yawning pads expand the groove while tumbling hits and exotic strings add yet more heady and enticing detail.

Various Artists - Sobek
Release Date June/July 2022
Label Sounds of Khemit

01. Tebra - Izvor
02. Hrag Mikkel - Odds & Ends
03. Benyebe - Solar

Written by: Mathias Haegglund
Published: Jul 2, 2022 at 12:00