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Introducing: Mikael Seifu

Friday 12 June 2015
Words Ailis Mara

Mikael Seifu’s musical talent is one deeply rooted into the culture he emerged from. Having played out his childhood in the streets of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Mikael went on to attend french-speaking school Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in the center of the city.

From there Mikael flew out to New jersey to study music production at Ramapo College. This contrasted variety of sounds, smells and sights can be heard in the textured and culturally minded music he continues to create. His debut EP Yarada Lij is a melting pot of ambient soundscapes, melodic tones and instrumentation and can be streamed in the player below.



Almost a year on and his new single The Lost Drum Beat’ has just been showcased by Boiler Room. The track is a flawless re-entry from the peripheral and has placed Mikael into the prime position to claim the hearts of the dance music masses this summer.

Play the single in the play below and keep track of Mikael Seifu’s movements here.