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Vinyl imprint of the original 1998 single “It Feels So Good” by Sonique (Image: Discogs)
Vinyl imprint of the original 1998 single “It Feels So Good” by Sonique (Image: Discogs)

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Hassan Ghanny

Novelist, essayist, measurer of distances. My music journalism lives here. Find me on Twitter @hassan_ghanny and Instagram @diaspora.gothic for more content.

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