Few music-makers from Egypt have made quite an impact abroad as kooky collective, KIK, and with the experimental group currently on tour in Europe, more big news has emerged – namely that of ZULI signing to British record label, UIQ.
Founded by experimental techno producer, Lee Gamble, UIQ is still a relatively young label, having launched just last year; but there’s still plenty of buzz surrounding it – buzz that will serve ZULI’s six-track EP, Bionic Ahmed, well, which is slated for release on January 28th on 12” and online.
ZULI with fellow KIK members, Bosaina (R) and Hussein Sherbini (L) at Kraftfeld earlier this month. (Roman Surber/Facebook)
Gamble and ZULI are of course no strangers; the Brit was one of several high-profile names that performed at VENT club nights at London’s Dance Tunnel last year and the fact that this will be only UIQ’s second official release only serves to prove Gamble’s faith in ZULI.
Having guested on a Gamble radio spot on London’s NTS station earlier this year, ZULI’s unique style has been described as a perfect foil for Gamble’s own approach to music. The EP’s standout track, Robotic Handshakes in 4D, has been receiving praise online, too – but a big part of that might be the piece’s uneventful yet strangely compelling video, which features familiar faces including fellow KIK member, $$$TAG$$$, and former VENT cohort, Seif Abdel Salam.
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By Lance Uppercut