Beats by Beat: Laila Sakini’s new mix is a work of captivating experimental ambience
28.06.2021

Beats by Beat: Laila Sakini’s new mix is a work of captivating experimental ambience

Words by Jacob Nazroo

Welcome to Beats by Beat, our mix series for electronic music lovers. Head here if you missed the previous Beats by Beat mix, produced by Dociyle.

Bouncing between Melbourne and London since 2015, Laila Sakini could not have picked worse times in the last 18 months to make her usual round trips from north to south. Leaving Melbourne’s marathon lockdown only to return to London as COVID began to shut everyone inside, she knows “what it’s like to be indoors in lots of countries”, she tells us wryly.

A silver lining, perhaps, is that she seems to have remained productive. On the day of our interview, she was dropping a remastered, re-issued vinyl release of Into the Traffic, Under the Moonlight, via Boomkat Editions and has put out or contributed to several other releases in the last couple of years.

She’s collaborated with a wide array of instrumentalists, made music for film and with a poet, so she’s no stranger to experimenting to create unique and interesting sounds and we think this mix more than lives up to the hype she deserves.

Stick around for the interview at the end in which we talk about her compositional process, the uniqueness about making music for film and much more.

Check it all out below.

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