We Sat Down with Yousra and Abu to Talk About How ‘Talat Da’at’ Came to Be, and It Was Magical

We Sat Down with Yousra and Abu to Talk About How ‘Talat Da’at’ Came to Be, and It Was Magical

  We sat down with the musical duo of the hour, and every hour: Yousra and Abu. After their hit song, Talat Da’at, debuted at El Gouna Film Festival and spread like wildfire, the music video soon followed and the world as we know it ceased to exist.   The music video managed to garner […]

Sarah ShéBani’s Reveals Her ‘Alter Ego’ and We Are Just in Love

Sarah ShéBani’s Reveals Her ‘Alter Ego’ and We Are Just in Love

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  Up coming Arab artists – especially singers – are struggling to make a name in the highly competitive music industry. Fortunately, however, some of these artist’s tough journeys, do possess room for a happy ending, or rather a happy beginning,  within the mainstream music scene.   Indeed, there are several examples of young  singers who […]

24 Songs That Will Always Make ’80s Egyptian Kids Happy

24 Songs That Will Always Make ’80s Egyptian Kids Happy

It’s 2016 and I’m disappointed and somewhat bored. Music used to rock your soul. Genres actually felt different. This musical fusion that’s been going on for the past decade is getting on 80s kids’ nerves. Commercial music used to be fun and stupid, alternative rock could actually rock your soul and break-up songs were more than music […]

REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

by Abdulhameed Afifi

  Cairokee strikes back with a new hit album, No2ta Beeda (which basically translates to A Drop of Positivity), this summer and it is, in my opinion, flawless. The album doesn’t stick to one genre as it experiments with new territories, but still maintains to keep those traditional rock tunes that Cairokee have always made […]

Egyptians Are Furious over Ehab Tawfik’s New Music Video, and We Totally Understand

Egyptians Are Furious over Ehab Tawfik’s New Music Video, and We Totally Understand

By Leena ElDeeb

  Nineties pop star Ehab Tawfik released his new music video and Egyptian Facebookers couldn’t take it anymore as they expressed how angry they were over the ridiculous video, and to be honest, we kinda understand. Like begad, we were big fans of Tetraga Feya back in the day, but this video is just too […]

‘Deen Squad’ Has Your Hip Hop Ramadan Soundtrack Literally Covered

‘Deen Squad’ Has Your Hip Hop Ramadan Soundtrack Literally Covered

Islam and hip-hop join forces in the most halal dynamic duo the musical world has ever seen, Deen Squad. Ottawa college buddies, Jae Deen and Karter Zaher joined forces in 2015 to breath life in their musical career and create Deen Squad.   By re-writing mainstream hip-hop and rap songs to a more Muslim tune, Deen Squad has made […]

For the Record: Best Covers of 2016 (Part II)

For the Record: Best Covers of 2016 (Part II)

Musicians have been covering other people’s songs for as long as music has existed, but 2016 was still a big year for the form by any metric. We give you this year’s best cover songs (so far)…   Pink: “White Rabbit” (Jefferson Airplane)            Father John Misty: “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails)     […]

If the #EgyptianGrammys Were a Thing, Here’s Who Would Be Nominated in 2016

If the #EgyptianGrammys Were a Thing, Here’s Who Would Be Nominated in 2016

By Hady El Hady

The 2016 Grammys took place last night on Feb. 15th and it was amazing. Which got us thinking of how they would have went if the Grammys took place in Egypt. From having sha3by categories to Samira Said having her own category, here’s a list of our #EgyptianGrammys nominations.       Record of the […]

12 Indie Arabic Songs You Can Ugly Cry To

12 Indie Arabic Songs You Can Ugly Cry To

I can’t, you can’t, we can’t anymore! We finished the tub of ice cream, the tissue box, and three bottles of Merlot, khalas its time to stop ugly crying to Adele’s new album. Here are 12 Arabic indie songs you can ugly cry your heart out to.       “Trouh” by Yazan Al Rousan […]

Eargasm: Christmas Covers You’ll Actually Want To Listen To

Eargasm: Christmas Covers You’ll Actually Want To Listen To

It’s that time of year again. The end. And what better way to get in the festive spirit than with holiday music. Except not that cheesy Mariah Carey stuff, we’re talking about covers of that cheesy Mariah Carey stuff! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite modern remakes of Christmas classics:     Sam […]