Also out on Batov, but slightly more recently (as in a couple of days ago) is another Middle Eatern-tinged debut. Sabada 5 may be familiar from their stunning EP together with vocalist Shiran Tzfira from earlier this year. Like Satellites, they are also based in Isreal but were quickly discovered by the likes of BBC’s Gilles Peterson. Their self-titled 8-track album blends Western and Middle Eastern styles but is firmly rooted in 70s funk and Turkish disco. One of best instrumental rock albums of the year.

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