Reggang is a 5 piece reggae band that consists of George Aboutar on vocals and guitar, Fady Badr on the keyboard, Abo Seif on lead guitar, Ahmed Omar on the bass and Tito on the drums. They pack a high energy show full of smiles and sunshine.
Originally formed by Maii Waleed (vocals/keys), Ismail Seleit (keys/synths), Mohamed Mallawany (bass), and Marwan Wahid (drums) in August 2015 and were later joined by Youssef Abouzeid (guitarist). Ritza played a number of gigs around Cairo and garnered attention with their electro/surf pop sound infused with robotic Arabic vocals, electronic beats, synth based disco grooves and driving basslines.
Youssef Abouzeid’s brainchild and one of Cairo’s unsung cult heroes. Their sound draws from post-punk, electronic music and krautrock to express a balanced sense of organized chaos within intermittent love melodies.
Scallob sounds like the radio channel on a broken time capsule, juggling through epochs and eras of sounds and styles. Fun times for the whole family.
Nadah El Shazly
Nadah El Shazly is an Egyptian singer and composer living and working in Cairo. She is currently preparing for the release of her debut album, along with her constantly evolving live set, which she has been performing solo on keys, electronics and vocals. Most recently, Nadah became resident composer at Stockholm’s Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) and was featured within local and international festivals including Norbergfestival and Clandestino Festival in Sweden and Masafat at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
1127 is the alias of Egyptian musician Amr El-Alamy. Born in 1991, as a DJ he sat his residency with VENT in 2013. He released his debut EP through New York based net label HALF DEATH. Followed with an input to NON WORLDWIDE and ongoing collaboration with the UK based Seagrave.
Cairo-based ZULI debuted on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label with the Bionic Ahmed EP to resounding acclaim from JUNO, Fact, and The Vinyl Factory in early 2016. In Cairo he’s a key player in the KiK (Kairo is Koming) group and one of the heads behind the city’s pivotal collective, VENT, as documented by Resident Advisor, where he’s founded a beacon for Egyptian electronic music.
Anonymous experimental contemporary electro-shaaby fusion dance act that no one knows anything about. This will be their Cairo debut.
Hisham Kharma is a Musician, Creative Director and Social Entrepreneur. Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and having lived in Miami, Hamburg, and Dubai, Kharma has been influenced by multi-cultural experiences that shaped his mind. When it comes to music, Kharma’s passion is to create inspirational and uplifting World music vibes and melodies with a mix of Ethnic, Electronic, Lounge and Funk sounds. He likes to break barriers by exploring forever-new sounds that transport the listeners to different worlds.
After selling their wearable tech concept at Rise Up 2015, Timmy and Wally, the duo known as HORRIBLE DJS decided to throw in their entrepreneurial towel and pursue a career as the hottest thing to ever happen to the music scene in the Middle East, if not the world. Their music style is a melange of epic high-octane explosive, eccentric, esoteric, extravagant, quixotic, mash potatoes. DJ Mag has dubbed their music “life-changing, mind-altering, mind-blowing, mind-food”. Mix Mag called them… but they didn’t answer the phone. Zahi Hawass, former Minister of antiquities and the man who invented the pharaohs, said that this musical duo are amongst his most prized discoveries. Watch them, listen to them, love them, feel them, and RISE UP.
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