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.
Out on EM Records (based in Japan), Juu, G. Jee and Chinza DOPENESS update the 1960-70s popular Thai ‘Luk Thung’ genre with 21st Century hip hop and trap, drum machines and samples. Fresh and exciting! The ‘New Luk Thung’ album is available via Spotify and Bandcamp.
WARNING: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Catnapp is Argentinian-born, Berlin-based singer and producer Amparo Battaglia. Her single Mantis was a former #SOTD (1 May 2018). One year later and Catnapp is set to release her debut full length record ‘Break’ on Monkeytown Records. This track features the renowned Modeselektor (fellow Monkeytown Records signing and German electronic music duo consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). The album in available to pre-order on Bandcamp.