The first time we heard about Egyptian Hip Hop we were like, Whoops! There is a band called Egyptian Hip Hop and they probably sound like a bootleg Gang Gang Dance. Then we actually listened to them and found out they are young British dudes making lilting pop songs that sound like Morrissey singing to a bunch of twinkling stars. They've just thrown "Nifeo"—a collabo with LA Priest—onto the internet, and it's an 11+ minute dark drum circle jam (in the truest sense of the word). Basically, this is how we initially thought the band would sound, only way better.
December 21, 2009