With Sahel Season in full swing, there aren’t many things – not even the promise of sun, sea and sand – that can make the drive up north more bearable. It’s hot, it’s cramped and it’s kinda boring. If, like us, music is the preferred choice for keeping things on an even keel, then look no further than these five recently released sets courtesy of five Egyptian DJs – because it’s not enough to just #BuyLocal – you need to #ListenLocal, too…
BEACHOUSE 110 – TAHAWY FT. MOHASSEB
There are few more lethal combos than Tahawy and Mohasseb, as Cairo Jazz Club regulars may well be aware. The gruesome twosome’s latest work sees the welcome return of popular series, BeacHouse, with deep house, indie dance and nu disco on this grand musical menu.
DISCLOSURE008: HELLO SUMMER – BASEL ALY
Basel Aly has frequented the pages of CG Tunes more than most over the last year and the month of July saw the Cairo DJ release the eighth edition of popular series, DISCLOSURE which sees Aly take a decidedly more summery approach to his progressive house stylings.
STRICTLY VOCAL VOL. II – SPECIAL K & FAIROUZ T
The collabos have been coming thick and fast this year and we love it; the latest meeting of musical minds has seen Special K and Fairouz T come together for the second chapter of Strictly Vocal – a summer-perfect, vocal-heavy mix of deep house and nu disco.
CLUBBING PURPOSES 009 – SHIHA
It’s been a fruitful first half of the year for SHIHA, with the DJ releasing sets and singles left, right and centre in recent times. Clubbing Purposes 009 sees the in-demand DJ producer take on progressive and tech house, but with his trademark out-of-left-field song picks.
LIVE @ LE CIRQUE À GOUNA – AYMAN NAGEEB
Our last pick is a little different, on account of it being a recent set that Ayman Nageeb played at Eid party, Le cirque à Gouna. The Cairo DJ has recently moved to pastures new as a solo act and has shown that he can more than stand on his own two legs.
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By Samar El Shams