A favorite cut from Egypt’s ”1986” album, now pressed on 12” with an extended version not available on the album. Also includes a previously unheard track, ”We The Freaks”. Featuring Brian Ellis on keys.
Egyptian Lover – Lose Control / Vocoder Jam [DMSR8501]
The Egyptian Lover’s 2021 album 1986 was a widely-hailed blast of electro funk perfection from a true lifer – is there anyone other than Greg Broussard you would trust to bring the heat with an 808 and not much else? Now one of the album’s standout cuts, ‘Lose Control’, is getting the single treatment with an extended mix which lets Jamie Jupiter and Brian Ellis’ bonus musical contributions to the track take off in full flight. As a bonus treat on the flip, we get the sparkling new joint ‘Vocoder Jam’, ensuring you have two sides of raw electro heat from one of the sound’s true originators.
VA – Exit Planet Earth: Krypton [EPE08]
The Exit Planet Earth series continues with the first ever collaboration between two undisputed electro-funk heavyweights Egyptian Lover & Soul Clap. The resulting track ‘Hai Karate’ is a slice of superbly produced classic electro designed to rattle bass bins from Miami to Mars. Following form in classic electro directions, Futurenauts present their debut track ‘We are the Futurenauts’ that brings a slower based groove reminiscent of ‘A Love from Outer Space’ into the cosmos and delivers a powerful message to humanity. The flip sees a welcome return to 20/20 Vision from the Maltese magician Sound Synthesis who continues the vocoded vocals but adds a state-of-the-art assault on the senses with a slamming track aimed firmly at the discerning dancefloor. EPE 08 is finished off in fine style by Mick Wilson & August Artier with ‘Akira’s Cry’, which fuses a deep house bassline and chords with tight break beat programming and powerful lead strings.
2021 Best Albums
From the long overdue debut albums of LeRon Carson and Steve Summers, to the revelation of An Anomaly, from the roughness of Filmmaker and Ratsnake to the meditative music of Les Filles de Illighadad, from the established Greek artist June to the very limited synthwave album of the unknown Greek artist Tatat, here are our favorite albums from 2021, compiled in chronological order.Continue reading “2021 Best Albums”
Egyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic [DMSR80802]
It’s been 25 years since the anthem ‘Freak O Holic’ by Los Angeles electro legend Egyptian Lover was first released. His label Egyptian Empire Records serves up a repress for all the fans out there, featuring an extended version of the track, presented here as the super sleazy Alternate Universe mix on the first side, followed up on the flip with ‘2 The Extreme’ (long version) taken from the seminal album of the same year – the 1986 LP. A true pioneer, Egyptian Lover’s (real name Greg Broussard) earliest material is name checked by producers such as as Autechre and I-F as influential.
The Egyptian Lover – 1986 [DMSR8081]
The new album by Egyptian Lover following up his 1994 and 1985 releases. Classic west coast electro by the lover.
The Egyptian Lover – Computer Love [MRB7185]
For this 7″ release Mr. Bongo is taking things back to 1984 and 1985 with a split single from The Egyptian Lover and Jamie Jupitor. First up is a track from The Egyptian Lover, AKA Greg J. Broussard, the cult Los Angeles-based producer, vocalist and DJ, who is a true hip-hop / electro-fusion pioneer. ‘Computer Love (Sweet Dreams)’ is a seminal electro-fusion / machine-funk classic that saw a release on the iconic label Freak Beat Records (owned by Greg himself). On the flip we have another electro jam from The Egyptian Lover disciple, Jamie Jupitor. ‘Computer Power’ was additionally produced and arranged by The Egyptian Lover, and was released on Egyptian Empire Records (the label that evolved from Freak Beat Records).
Credit 00 / Egyptian Lover – Super Scratch [FM01]
FM Label reconnects genres and builds new bridges between music, fashion and design. Established in 2019 by Milan Fatrla, the label enters Prague’s flourishing scene with a vision of music, in which the new revisits the old. A vision where strongly-rooted love for hip-hop merges with passion for everything electronic and danceable, to offer records where these two genres meet and intertwine. With its modular attitude, FM Label plays with norms of record sleeve design and fashion. In its first phase the label will put out three trilogies, each trilogy in a different package developed with local designers and artists. The first release sees an exciting mix of German’s Rat Life Records head honcho Credit 00, and LA’s Eight-Oh-Motherfucking-Eight don Egyptian Lover. Credit 00 is known to be inspired by American 80s Ghetto music, so this mix of artists is not so distant as one might think – see it as a study and application of this strain of music in two different parts of the world. Super Scratch 12″ is held in a special cardboard sleeve which can be reshaped into a vinyl display holder.
VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 04 [DKMNTL10YEARS04]
The fourth release in Dekmantel Record’s tenth-anniversary, celebratory release series is a collection of new material from some of the label’s favourite artists. A blend of the old and new, brought together through a shared love of electro, and wave influenced grooves by the likes of Palms Trax, The Egyptian lover, Interstellar Funk and Syracuse & Epsilove.
Egyptian Lover – Killin’ It [DMSR1985]
It’s 2016 and Egyptian Empire Records is still going strong over thirty years form its first 12″. It’s creator and master, Egyptian Lover, is as active now as he was on the launch of his timeless and genre-defining 1984 LP, and this new remix of “Killin’ It” shows us that the man hasn’t changed a pair of socks since the mid 1980’s – the tune is a dirty, utterly on-point electro scorcher with twisted vocals and that eerie, inimitable sound of the Nile. “Tryin To Tell Ya” is another mean-spirited, highly strung electro dominator with a powerful bassline to blow your jaw firmly out of place. A huge 12″ and one that will become rarer and rarer as the years go by, so you know what that means…
Brian Ellis – Reflection [VR011]
Hailing from Escondido, CA, Brian Ellis has arrived with the “Reflection” EP, and has set out to push authentic drum machine synthesizer funk to the livest, rawest level. His gear list is strong, his output is prolific, and his work ethic is unrivaled…armed with his oberheim DX, oberheim Matrix-1000, Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, and an arsenal of various guitars, synths, and outboard effects. “Reflection” includes the Egyptian Lover, a master of the 808 and veteran party-rocker on vocoder detail, to guest on “Love Is”.
Brian Ellis – Love Is / Electric Body [VR010]
Brian Ellis enlisted two seasoned underground guests to usher in his brand of boogie-funk. ‘Love Is’ features the legendary Egyptian Lover, a master of the 808 and veteran party-rocker on vocoder detail, while on the flip-side, K-Maxx commands the microphone with his signature style on ‘Electric Body’.