E.E.K & Islam Chipsy
The Beat is the Law!
Islam Chipsy and his band E.E.K. are a three-way force of nature described by those who've been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. Electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy's joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, flanked by Khaled Mando and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits.
With a trail of devastating club shows in the past year having cemented their word-of-mouth reputation as a must-see live act, the time has come for themto send shockwaves though Europe, from summer festival stages to rave bunkers. 100 Copies Music / Nashazphone released the electrifying live bootleg Live at the Cairo High Cinema Institute in 2014. This was followed in 2015 by the group’s debut studio album, entitled Kahraba. Recorded in late 2014 in downtown Cairo, it contains four tracks perfectly representing Chipsy’s wild and inimitable artistic spectrum, ranging from the frenzied sound signature technique that brought him his fame (Trinity and Kahraba) to the band’s individual manoeuverings of typical Egyptian standards such as the Northeastern Nile delta Simsimiyya in El-Bawaba or Upper Egypt’s traditional Mouled Saidi in Mouled El-Ghoul.