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CJC: L'Electronique L'Orientale

Adding a futuristic spin to the Oriental Saturdays, Cairo Jazz Club sees Ismail Hosny and Fayrouz Karawya join forces once again, before experimental duo Abdullah Miniawy and Ahmed Salah take to the stage this weekend.

Since underground label 100Copies announced last year that Ismail Hosny and Fayrouz Karawya would be working on an album together, our ears certainly were pricked. To say the least, we were curious to see what would happen when you put one of Cairo’s most technically gifted producers, one half of the Wetrobots, with a penchant for floor-filling Techno and jaw dropping bass in the studio with a Virgin Megastores best-selling Arabic female pop star.

We got a glimpse at D-CAF and the result was an interesting interpretation of what the future sounds of Egypt might sound like, integrating old school Oriental sensibilities with heavy bass and winding synths. "I would have some small riffs or and idea and then she would try and write vocals on them," Ismail told us on the production process. "Sometimes it was the other way round. She's have a vocal line already written and I would try and write music to it. The result I would say is Electronic pop influenced by early 90s Egyptian pop"

The two perform tracks from their upcoming album at Cairo Jazz Club on Saturday 18th May. After their performance, diverse Arabic Electro outfit, Abdullah Miniawy and Ahmed Salah will take to the stage, combining Sufi chants and poetry with experimental Electronic tunes.

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