Cheb i Sabbah

Early this century, when I was buying lots of music on CD, I bought a few albums by Cheb i Sabbah.

His global approach to dance music seemed more 'authentic' and used more than just a few flute and tabla samples, incorporating ambience and field recordings to enrich the Indian and Northern African flavours.

To be honest, his material hasn't been heard on my stereo in recent years but I listen to less music now. However, I was saddened to learn of his passing via a Bassnectar email promoting the fundraising effort for his family above.

His music was an influence on me, particularly this track called Slumber on my first album, SHAKES. I remember listening to one of his tracks to calm down a bit and focus when Toby and I jammed on the material.