Egyptian Hip Hop / Corsica Studios
Master of exclamation marks Dave Zarpak heads to Elephant & Castle to check out one time teen stars on the indie circuit
Tonight’s entertainment came courtesy of EYOE and featured the ever popular Egyptian Hip Hop with support by the way of Sad Eyes and the enigmatic Thumpers!
Thumpers genuinly had some real clout behind them and had an aura of a band that are destined to go places and create a bit of a splash [or spalshh? - Ed?] in years to come so all I will say is watch this space.
A friend of mine who came to the gig with me was very much looking forward to Becoming Real and I wanted to see what the fuss was about, unfortuantly they had to pull out for reasons unknown to me, however Sad Eyes was - unsuprisingly - free and stepped in to shoes that I can only imagine where about seven sizes too big for him. For those of you who don’t know who he is or what he does I’ll tell you and let you make your own mind up about him: It's a man in a fur coat playing songs off his ipod and humming along to them….
Moving onto Egyptian Hip Hop. Now these are five lads who truly know what they are doing with their style, sound and image. They encompass everything that is fun, dancey, tropical and tribal leaning every now and then into droney, krautrock territory. Some people (including myself) may have been a bit weary to start with and it took three or so songs into their set until they settled in and really developed their cadence but I can garuntee that by the end there wasn’t a toe in the venue that wasn’t tapping.
It may not be everyones cup of tea but if you like tea you’ll bloody love Egyptian Hip Hop!