PENGUINSRISING : HATEMALE EP OUT NOW

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This great EP featuring a stellar cast including Beatle, Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey who has also played drums with The Who & Oasis, amongst others, is out now.

Here’s what the world is saying about this release thus far:

Q MAG

X/FM

THIS FEELING MAG

ROLLING STONE RUSSIA VIDEO OF THE DAY

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MUTE MAGAZINE

LIFEBOXSET

LIVE4EVER

SUBCULTURE

XFM

ROLLING STONE RUSSIA INTERVIEW

DANGEROUS MINDS

MUSIC SCENE

KASABIAN EMPIRE SPAIN

SUPERNOVAROCK

INDEPENDENT PEOPLE

GOUTEMESDISQUES

LENTA.RU

KM.RU

CASSETTE BLOG

ROLLING STONE INDIA

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Mayur from the Bandish Projekt makes a cameo appearance in the video alongside the band but the main star is the enigmatic Perry Benson best known for his roles in the British films Quadrophenia, Scum, Alien Autopsy, This Is England and Mum & Dad. Benson also appeared as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook in the 1986 biopic Sid And Nancy.

Already creating waves across the Atlantic, UK trio PENGUINSRISING, comprised of The Who and ex-Oasis drummer, Zak Starkey (guitar), Sshh Liguz (lead vox & harmonica) and ex-Stereophonics drummer Javier Weyler (drums), are together creating a powerful and enigmatic force of rock n’ roll at its most dynamic.

The band are currently working on their debut album and plan to tour India and the U.S.A later this year. In the meantime, UK fans will be able to catch them live for the release party of their forthcoming single ‘Hatemale’ at these two gigs with Kasabian’s Tom Meighan headlining the bill with a DJ set.

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Artist PENGUINSRISING
Album Title HATEMALE EP
Genre ROCK/PUNK/GOTH/ELECTRO POP
Release Date 07.10.13.
Description EP
Tracklist1.HATEMALE (RADIO EDIT)
2.HATEMALE (ORIGINAL)
3.HATEMALE (BANDISH PROJEKT REMIX)
4.HATEMALE (EXTENDED VERSION)
Download storesJuno
Beatport
Amazon
E-Music
iTunes
Deezer
Streaming servicesSpotify

Generation Bass Presents : The Best Of Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent (Out Now) [Electro Chaabi]

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The first official Electro Chaabi release outside of Egypt, we think so.

Generation Bass presents: The Best of Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent

Just when you thought it was safe, Generation Bass drops another massive release on you.This is the first official release by Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent, the founders and pioneers of mahraganat or Electro Chaabi as it is called in the west. This group was the very first to sing, record and upload wedding songs that later became known as “Mahraganat” or “Festival” songs. Kicking everything off with an ode to their city Al Salam, these three young dudes took their neighbourhood, their city, their country and then the internet by storm. This is the sound of a revolution, the sound of kids that don’t take it anymore and demand freedom, or at the very least, Five Pound Phone credit as one of their most famous songs will tell you!

Their sound is the crossover between rap and traditional, street music. The lyrics are inspired by the street culture with all its social problems and issues, and that’s a lot considering the state of Cairo right now. They gained a steady following by playing weddings, as most artists do in Egypt. It’s not a wedding like you’ve ever seen before though. It’s hours of relentless dancing and singing, starting slowly in the afternoon and going on all night. There’s no alcohol, its an all natural high, with people swinging fire bowls, climbing on roofs and walls, dancing like their life depends on it.

Although there are two names billed, Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent, the third guy in the outfit might be the most important one. Producer Amr Haha effortless mixes traditional instruments and riffs with whatever he can lay his hands on. Auto-tuning the vocals into oblivion, his dense layers of sound are closer to the avant-garde then the street rap that has inspired him. More Wordsound than G Unit. This album is 14 cuts deep with equal footing between the all out brass dancing songs and the slower, easy going songs that focus more on the lyrics. These songs can be heard all over the troubled streets of Cairo right now, and we at Generation Bass are happy to now share them with the rest of the world as well!

Huge thanks to Joost of Incubate and also from The Cairo Liberation Front for making this release possible on Generation Bass.

Artist SADAT & ALAA FIFTY CENT
Album Title GENERATION BASS PRESENTS THE BEST OF
Genre ELECTRO CHAABI
Release Date 30/09/13
Description ALBUM
Tracklist1.THE RELEASE
2. GIVE ME THE CHANCE
3.THE LEADER
4.THE PLUMBER
5.ENJEX
6.FOUGHT IN THE NAME OF RELIGION
7.FIVE POUNDS CREDIT
8.FIVE POPE, ADLKLOUET, PREVAILED
9.WILL CALL FOR SOMEONE
10.ON MY CORPSE
11.THE MIXING SECRET
12.MOLED EL MADF3GEA
13.MAHGRAN EL GEL EL FALTA
14MAHGRAN (I WILL NOT GO)
Download storesJuno
Beatport
Amazon
Starzik
iTunes
Deezer
Streaming servicesSpotify

Generation Bass Presents : The Best Of Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent (Out Now) [Electro Chaabi]

sadat-alaa-fifty-500x500

The first official Electro Chaabi release outside of Egypt, we think so.

Generation Bass presents: The Best of Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent

Just when you thought it was safe, Generation Bass drops another massive release on you.This is the first official release by Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent, the founders and pioneers of mahraganat or Electro Chaabi as it is called in the west. This group was the very first to sing, record and upload wedding songs that later became known as “Mahraganat” or “Festival” songs. Kicking everything off with an ode to their city Al Salam, these three young dudes took their neighbourhood, their city, their country and then the internet by storm. This is the sound of a revolution, the sound of kids that don’t take it anymore and demand freedom, or at the very least, Five Pound Phone credit as one of their most famous songs will tell you!

Their sound is the crossover between rap and traditional, street music. The lyrics are inspired by the street culture with all its social problems and issues, and that’s a lot considering the state of Cairo right now. They gained a steady following by playing weddings, as most artists do in Egypt. It’s not a wedding like you’ve ever seen before though. It’s hours of relentless dancing and singing, starting slowly in the afternoon and going on all night. There’s no alcohol, its an all natural high, with people swinging fire bowls, climbing on roofs and walls, dancing like their life depends on it.

Although there are two names billed, Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent, the third guy in the outfit might be the most important one. Producer Amr Haha effortless mixes traditional instruments and riffs with whatever he can lay his hands on. Auto-tuning the vocals into oblivion, his dense layers of sound are closer to the avant-garde then the street rap that has inspired him. More Wordsound than G Unit. This album is 14 cuts deep with equal footing between the all out brass dancing songs and the slower, easy going songs that focus more on the lyrics. These songs can be heard all over the troubled streets of Cairo right now, and we at Generation Bass are happy to now share them with the rest of the world as well!

Huge thanks to Joost of Incubate and also from The Cairo Liberation Front for making this release possible on Generation Bass.

This brilliant release is available now on Bandcamp for the minimum price of 5GBP or pay more, with all proceeds going directly to the artists.  It will also be available on all digital platforms within the next few weeks.