Egyptian Hip Hop are a young four-piece who are are not from Cairo and don’t make rap. Who would of thought?

Instead, the much-touted yet very young Mancunians make burgeoning…, well it’s almost too early to tell really, but you can include an impressive ability to explore synths, off-kilter guitar music and post-punk rhythms. ‘Heavenly’ is the best thing they’ve done so far but the 12 minute experimental Battles-esque collaboration with LA Priest ‘Nifeo’ is just as interesting in concept. Like with any young band worth their salt these days, the drummer has delved into remixing too by remixing fellow city-dwellers May 68 and their own tunes.

Look out for the debut single on Late of the Pier’s Zarcorp label available for Pre-Order from Pure Groove.

MP3: Egyptian Hip Hop – Heavenly

MP3: Egyptian Hip Hop & LA Priest – Nifeo

MP3: May 68 – The Duke is Dead ( Egyptian Alex remix)

Posted on February 10th, 2010




With between 50-100 promo emails coming through each day, it can be hard to give due coverage to everything I’d like to feature. Here are some songs I’ve been sent which deserve more of your time and mine.

  1. A 19 year-old dude from Indiana named Joseph Denny who makes music under the name of Spirit Spine. He’s got many a blogger watching him already. He took his name from a ’70s documentary about people with severed spinal cords who still feel they can walk. His music is like an amalgamation of Dan Deacon, Panda Bear and Washed Out; playful samples and chambered arrangements that belie his Garageband production methods.

    He’s got a single Crashers (Highs And Lows) out in two weeks on Makemine Records, a 7″ label who has previously released Gold Panda, The Books and Plastic Little . You can get it from Rough Trade. An album Jungle Bridges has been released Stateside and ‘Flashes’ from that is below.

    MP3: Spirit Spine – Crashers Highs and Lows

    MP3: Spirit Spine – No Psychic

    MP3: Spirit Spine – Flashes

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Posted on February 2nd, 2010


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