Sara Al Mahdy

I'm Sara, a girl with a passion for music, art, politics and science. I write a weekly column where I review and promote artists that I think are doing something great. 

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Igor Igor Igor
2 months ago
My favorite tracks of the album (right now): "A BOY IS A GUN" and "WHAT'S GOOD." Producing, writing, and performing a whole album is no small feat for one man to undertake. The risk and the hard work,...
The Progression of Childish Gambino
9 months ago
From the moment I began listening to Childish Gambino, I loved him. The first time I heard his music was when me and my best friend were up to something illegal and he played me Redbone. This was when...
Your Playlist for Next Week
9 months ago
Today I thought I'd post something a bit different. Over the past couple of weeks I've been discovering and dipping into a lot of new and different music, so I thought I'd make a quick playlist of songs that I've been loving and write a bit about why I love them so much.
Youth Lagoon - Trevor Is Back!
10 months ago
When I was 13, I first discovered my favorite song of all time: "July," by Youth Lagoon. I was introduced to it by my favorite writer of all time (aside from Bukowski), Jason Myers. I will never forget that day. I had my crappy apple earbuds in that were barely working. I was reading Blazed by Jason Myers on my sofa. The special thing about this book was that it had a massive long playlist at the back, with a song to listen to for each chapter. I had only got the book that day, but chapter three...
The Loss of Young Talent
10 months ago
Mac Miller; rapper, artist, visionary and prodigy, was found dead last week at his LA home due to a drug overdose. Mac Miller was truly an incredible musician. His music was generally very well receiv...
'Home Is Where the Art Is'
10 months ago
Welcome to my new series, reviewing and promoting music. The first artist I saw fit to be reviewing goes by the name "Barney Artist." He's a hip-hop artist who infuses elements of jazz and soul into his music. His collection is very refreshing and, in my eyes, an integral shift that the hip-hop scene desperately needs. To put it in the words of 6lack, Barney "cares a bit more about your ears." With his eclectic and soulful beats and mixes over a solid and chill flow, Barney's music makes for a v...