Diggin’ This: Kutiman ft Dekel – “Believe In You” (Siyal Music)
I’m getting some worry-free New Zealand soulful dub vibes from this that recall the lilting beats of Fat Freddy’s Drop and the choral haze of Lord Echo.
“Believe In You” is a neo-psychedelic bluesy breeze from Tel Aviv’s Kutiman, otherwise known as Ophir Kutiel, who moved to Tel Aviv to study jazz at the Rimon music school, however it was his job at a convenience store that switched him on to the sounds of Amon Tobin, Parliament, jungle, and trip-hop, which he absorbed as part of his musical education.
After nine years living in a kibbutz in the Negev Desert, Kutiman is now readying his forthcoming new album, Open, set to be released on October 14 via Siyal Music.
Kutiman ft Dekel – “Believe In You”
Pre-order Open here.
6am by Kutiman featured in my Top 30 Albums of 2016. View the full list here.
Check out more of my favorite artists from Tel Aviv here
listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here.