Egyptian Hip Hop
There's a great deal of excitement surrounding Egyptian Hip Hop, and the release of their debut single "Wild Human Child". Tipped by Dazed, NME, Vice, Guardian and Clash as ones to watch this year, Egyptian Hip Hop are set to be one of the most exciting new bands to emerge in 2010.
Late of The Pier fans may recognise the signature of Sam Eastgate's trail blazing production. With its flanged, zero gravity bass, floating Sting-like behind the driving, tightly stacked sequencing and sharp vocals, "Wild Human Child" refuses to be ignored as a stand out track amongst the year’s debuts, and will no doubt echo far beyond its limited release of 300 copies.
The band are signed to new label Hit Club, who have blogs twitching with Egyptian Hip Hop, and their other acts Wolf Gang and Is Tropical.
Egyptian Hip Hop will be playing Dot To Dot 2010 venues in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester.
So finally one of the most talked about bands of 2009 release their debut single. It has been pretty difficult to avoid hearing of Egyptian Hip Hop; only an extreme hermitage could possibly result in not learning the gradual crescendo of whispering. 'Wild Human Child' is sure to result in many a confused yet impressed journalist, for Egyptian Hip Hop are pretty much genre immune. Like playing a game of Labyrinth on a particularly rocky boat, it is seemingly impossible to define their sound. But regardless, here is the ‘Official This Is Fake DIY [über hyphenated] Description for Egyptian Hip Hop’: discordant-electro-atonal-psychedelic-serialism-minimalist pop.
'Wild Human Child' is simply excellent – an energetic gem of exotic grooves and riffs. There is a hint of Prince in there, and enough discordance and charming imperfections that could easily cause the hospitalisation of Simon Cowell and his cronies. This is just the start for an exceptional band. What comes next is sure to be nothing short of revolutionary.