No, you didn't just turn the dial to a Malian pop station. This is Outside, a collective heavily in debt to many of the once regional, now internationally-borrowed styles hailing from Africa's fertile Ivory Coast. Now among Tanlines and Restless People, you can count Outside among the adherents. With a persistent bounce directing the way forward in summery jams like 'Solarize' and 'Portals,' Outside's newly minted EP marks an easy vibe to dance to, with songs large enough to match the energy.
This band submitted their music digitally here.
Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)