Another boost to music supporting efforts against genocide in Palestine:
Cairo-based ZULI’s new EP of previously unreleased club tracks goes hard. A hard techno/breakcore/hip-hop amalgamation, the Komy EP contorts, shimmers, hypes, confronts. Invites. You can smell the sweat on leather and the metabolizing energy, and almost feel the bass coming out of a massive stack. This is palpable music, danceable, ring-ready. There’s barely a moment to catch your breath on the twisting five-track journey, but you won’t want to. The abrupt end beckons you to press play and start again from the beginning.
ZULI has an impressive genre- and globe-spanning resume and strong chops in producing, club curation, and video work. That these beats were held in the archives, some of them almost a decade, is a testament to the caliber of his output. Komy was mastered by Dominic Clare at Declared Sound. Artwork by Karim Elghazoly.