Islam Chipsy and Eek - Kahraman LP100COPIES MUSIC (Egypt)
A three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who've been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet.
"Islam Chipsy's performances have been the stuff of legend outside Egypt for several years now, thanks to the circulation of various still breathtaking YouTube clips of his group EEK... in unbridled hyper-kinetic flow at gigs, weddings and street parties, as well as a series of international shows spoken of evangelically by those lucky enough to have seen them... They push at boundaries of dance-based music that are widely known and understood... It is astonishing, exhilarating, inventive music by any measure" --The Wire.
"You best get up off your ass to dance or get the hell out of the way!" --Alan Bishop (Sublime Frequencies/Sun City Girls)
"Bordering on overwhelming... The beats are played at hyperspeed by two drummers who can switch styles and tempos without dropping a beat, adept at providing a rigid framework for a virtuoso keyboard player whose individual technique includes firing out bewilderingly fast blasts of tone clusters deployed by punching, slapping and karate-chopping his keyboard at such a frightening speed that his hands become a blur of movement. A truly unique experience." --The Guardian