SIX DEGREES
RECORDS ANNOUNCES

THE FIRST
POSTHUMOUS RELEASE FROM THE LEGENDARY GLOBAL FUSION PRODUCER

CHEB i
SABBAH

 

“KEEP COMING
BACK” FEAT. PETER MURPHY & AZAM ALI IS OUT AUGUST 6, 2021

 

The late Cheb i Sabbah was
one of the most important and influential artists on the Global Fusion scene.
His six classic albums for Six Degrees Records combined the traditional music
of South East Asia, North Africa and the Middle East with what he termed
“DJ Science.” Before his untimely death in 2013, he completed a final
record and “Keep Coming Back” is the first single from that
project. The song was co-written by and features the legendary vocalist Peter
Murphy
, as well as vocals from Azam Ali, herself a hugely popular
artist who has amassed a fervent following for her solo work, as well as her
work with the group Niyaz. The three-song EP is out August 6, 2021, a day
before Cheb i Sabbah’s 74th birthday and features an Azam Ali
remix and an Opium Sabbah remix. Pre-order/pre-save here:
https://ffm.to/keepcomingback.

 

The
record was 95% finished by Cheb i Sabbah himself before he passed away and was
completed by Gaurav Raina from the Midival Punditz under the supervision of
Chebi's family. Opium Sabbah, Chebi’s son explains his involvement in
the project, “This song is, and always will be, very close to my heart as it is
the last musical project my father and I worked on together. It is also a
testimonial of brotherhood between Peter and my father, a coming together of
two greats that was mektoub. On my Chebi Habibi remix I tried to include
musical genres I grew up on and was introduced to by my father; World Music, Punk
Rock and of course Hip-Hop. A message to all 'to keep coming back' – back to
the memories, music, and legacy of Cheb i Sabbah.” Cheb i’s daughter, Eva
Cherokee El Beze
, who does a spoken recitation on Opium Sabbah's remix
adds, “Keep Coming Back resonated deeply with my father after Peter (Murphy)
shared a personal story of how the song idea came to him. It was an image and
sentiment that could be related to reincarnation, survival, being able to
return home and always being given a second chance. In the piece I wrote for
the Chebi Habibi Remix I wanted to encompass all of the fragments that embodied
our dad through the many, varied stages of his life. My wish is that my
father's belief, music heals, continues for multiple generations and they too,
keep coming back. For the sound, the healing, the joy. Inshallah.”

 

Recalling the time they spent together co-writing
the track,
Peter Murphy
remembers “A spiritual brotherly time together. Chebi was the one most alive
and vital. The meaning of the song is crystal clear in listening to the
lyrics…it’s so essential to all religions especially the middle spoken
section…It’s all right there.”

 

Azam Ali
also reflects, “I can still hear Chebi’s voice in my head the day he called me
from India, excited about the idea of Peter & I singing together on a
track. This was his final artistic dream, to hear his friends & fellow
artists come together & create something that without Chebi would have
never existed. This was who he was, the human being & artist who found his
bliss in bringing people together both on the dance floor as well as in life.
He was nothing less than an alchemist.”

 

Cheb i Sabbah’s wife, Suzanne Thomas concludes, “Serge
was so very pleased, moved, and excited about this song- for him, working and
becoming friends with Peter was akin to twins finding one another after
lifetimes apart. A shot to his heart of pure love and esteem from cupid's
quiver. Aum mande padme Aum.”

 

Online:

https://www.sixdegreesrecords.com/cheb-i-sabbah/

https://www.facebook.com/Cheb-i-Sabbah-178671512489/

https://twitter.com/chebiji  

https://instagram.com/opium_sabbah  

https://instagram.com/eva_el_bezetwt  

 

 

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Junkie PR | 512-710-5921

ryan@pressjunkiepr.com and mercedesr@pressjunkiepr.com

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thanks for your consideration, Ryan

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