Sababa 5 (feat. Anton) - Forgive - Прости


Sababa 5 are back once again on our exclusive Middle Eastern Grooves series with another double-sided 7” titled ‘Forgive – Прости (Prosti)’: a funky release featuring the voice and lyrics of Anton Koliadko.

‘Forgive’ opens with a simple, vintage-sounding, syncopated hook led by the bass, keyboards, drums and guitar that will persist during the whole song. Some spacy sound effects and the keyboards, closely resembling an electric organ, immediately give it a distinct 70’s psychedelic flavour and an intriguing character. The lyrics kick in, narrating the story of a man who’s late for his date – all because he got lost in a day dream. The song reaches its climax with a beautiful guitar solo.

On the B-side: the melodic theme of ‘Forgive’ is further explored in an instrumental version of the song, where wonderfully expressive keyboards take centre stage in place of the vocals. To add another dimension to the cosmic vibe of the track, vocal samples from the cult 70s Soviet-era movie Teens in the Universe float in and out, drenched in a psychedelic tape-echo effect. This tune will certainly find its way into many a DJ’s record bag!


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