FUSE resident and Moscow Records label boss Archie Hamilton is making his way to Cairo next Friday the 8th.
If you’ve been anywhere near the White Island the past two years, you will know of FUSE. The brand that started out in London soon became an international label and an outright global dance music movement, with events scattered across different locations around the world, most notably two residencies in Ibiza. From the previous year at Amnesia with Hyte, adding a weekly Wednesday takeover at Sankey’s this summer, it gained a reputation as the most sought out underground after party on the island.
Label boss Enzo Siragusa, along with seasoned resident Rossko, and regular long time staple Archie Hamilton - among other artists - have been carrying the labels sound with extreme proficiency, each adding their own signature style. Moscow Records label boss Archie Hamilton has become well renowned for his stripped down house sound - endless grooves, crisp analog output, and deep bass lines, driving a relentless tech house beat.One Egyptian promoter based in Holland has been heavily affected by the FUSE sound. The founder of Give Soul Rotterdam, responsible for a multitude of high-quality underground concepts within the Dutch city and beyond - Karim Soliman has been at the helm of the company for five years now leading some of the best underground nights regularly taking place within Rotterdam and beyond.
The emergence of a quality underground scene in Egypt and much of the region has been able to attract eyes from all over the world - Soliman landed his sight on local Downtown club Zigzag and got motivated to bring his brand of events to his birthplace city of Cairo. Born in Egypt, raised in Rotterdam and after reaching international prominence as a promoter, Soliman realised the opportunity to develop his hometown's underground even further with serious underground imprints like FUSE, and amazing talents like Archie Hamilton, as well as our very own Aly B, and making his Cairo debut is Give Soul owner himself, Karim Soliman.
Fantastic start for Zigzag's new Cairo season. Expect more amazing DJs who are less booked in our fledgling underground scene.
Main image courtesy of Sonus Festival.