The Egyptian DJs, Mother Funkers will be stirring up your NYE at Aeon this Sunday, and they will also be playing on the first day of the year in The Tap Maadi. So here’s everything you need to know about the brilliant duo!
Before it all started, Mostafa Karam and Youssef Bakir were two, 23 year old Egyptians, who also happens to be good friends. They both studied at AUC, and lived in the same neighborhood in Maadi. However, music was what brought them together; they helped each other grow into better musicians.
But nothing was official, up until they got a chance to audition at one of Cairo’s biggest clubs, “we really believed that this was our big chance and the way to make, but we weren’t ready yet, and reality hit us hard; as we ended up not leaving a good impression,” Karam told Scoop.
adding that “However, Mostafa El Sherif from Disco Misr, the infamous DJ duo, really believed in us and helped us a lot throughout our career. He is one of the main factors that helped in transforming us from Bedroom DJs to Professional DJs,”.
Their music direction is what makes them unique, as they are very different from most DJs in the country, given that they always aim to offer something new to the party scene. So, they decided to go against the music trends and bring back everyone’s favorite old retro hits of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s but with a contemporary twist.
“We wanted to connect with the crowd on a deeper level. We do that by bringing back the forgotten hits of their childhood that they probably haven’t heard in a long time; with a “MotherFunkers” blend to them.” Their tunes put the crowd in a nostalgic state, and give them a dance-y experience.
They recently also started producing their own tracks, which they believe is going to give them an extra edge and take them to the next level in their musical careers. Their original tracks are helping them get more creative since that they explore new sounds and compose music that is truly unique but familiar to the audience at the same time. Their hits include Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall, Madonna’s Hung Up, and -my personal favorite- Mr President’s Coco Jambo.