Ahmed El Ghazoly is ZULI (aka Swag Lee), an Egyptian multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ based in Cairo. ZULI’s previous ‘Terminal’(released Lee Gamble’s London-based UIQ label, and featuring previous #SOTD: Kollu I-Joloud) was one of my favourite 2018 albums. This track comes from ZULI’s new ‘Swag Lee is Dead [RIP]’ release; a collection of Trap instrumental-demos for a mixtape Ahmed was intending to release around January 2019 before his “shit was stolen” and the project files were lost.
The new 2020 Melting Pot Music producer series kick starts with Testiculo Y Uno better known as Hulk Hodn (Huss & Hodn) and Twit One (Fleur Earth Experiment) from Cologne, Germany. Both like their beats dusty and soulful.
sir Was is Swedish. I know nothing more. His new ‘Letter EP’ serves as a post-script to his recent second album ‘Holding On To a Dream’. The new ‘Letter EP’ comes out on British indie-label Memphis Industries on 28 February.
I think there is a connection between Ssaladd and Slugabed (aka Greg Feldwick), but I’m not too sure what. According to Bandcamp, Ssaladd is bassist Harrison, drummer Toby, and Gregory “Fendering The Rhodes”. Perhaps this is Gregory Feldwick? Anyways, the new ‘Ssaladd EP’ has been released on Feldwick’s on London-based Activia Benz label.
Caribou (aka Daphni) is Canadian composer, musician, and recording artist Dan Snaith. ‘Home’ contains a sample of ‘Home’ written by Bobby Dixon, as performed by Gloria Barnes, used with permission of Essential Media Group. From the new album ‘Suddenly’, due to release 28 February on City Slang. Previous Daphni #SOTD here: Thriller.