EGYPTIAN HIP HOP announce a headline show at XOYO and release their new album. Tickets Available now.
Plus support from G R E A T W A V E S
Hailing from Liverpool & London and now currently residing in Manchester, David De Lacy and Oliver Ocean shared a vision to make boundless music from the very moment they first met. The duo have embraced this dream by combining a plethora of synths, drum machines, guitars and field recordings with De Lacy’s deep/penetrating vocals and stream of consciousness. Entrancing live performances convey a sense of deep mindfulness, with their sound being compared to falling in love.
Following on from the amazing response to ‘SYH’, the first track to be taken from the debut album ‘GOOD DONT SLEEP’, Egyptian Hip Hop release ‘Yoro Diallo’ on Monday 5th November. Hear it here
‘Yoro Diallo’ takes cues from the polyrhythms of ‘Remain In Light’-era Talking Heads, heady psychedelia and the stargazing monosynths of Tangerine Dream but remaining in very much it’s own realm. A track that stands apart, but also forms an integral part of the ever-shifting puzzle of GOOD DONT SLEEP.
The single is named after a Malian musician the band discovered through the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, as Egyptian Hip Hop’s Alecsander Pierce explains: “There’s something about the West African, and particularly Malian, use of rhythm that really gets me going. I’m not a dancer but it’s pretty hard not to get infected by some of the grooves that these musicians create: in particular, a Malian musician by the name of Yoro Diallo. His tracks tend to have a fluid rhythm, seeming both on-beat and off-beat. There is no four to the floor. Even if the track is in 4/4, it’s also in 6/8 and someone else is playing 3/4 too. We wanted to create something with this fluid sense of pulse, that was still very danceable, and also poppy. People forget that this ‘world’ music is pop just as much as anything western and current.”
Egyptian Hip Hop return triumphant with their debut album on R&S Records, released on Monday 22nd October.
Reactions to ‘SYH’:
“From the first punch, SYH shows the band have a new purpose…there’s 2012-fresh clanking percussion The Horrors will be well jealous of AND a technicolour dance breakdown. Yes we’re still excited by EHH and this time, we’re DEFINITELY going to hear an album” – NME
“EHH continue to prove their talent for spiking songs with soft psychedelia while to refusing to let go of their pop sensibilities” – Independent
“The Manchester quartet have honed their spiralling, spooked-out sounds into something more complex and curious” – The Fly
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