In early 2014, Cairo based musicians Rami Abadir and Mostafa El Sayed decided to jam together. They had known one another for a few years and shared a passion for using synthesizers and analog technologies in their music production. The result of this improvisation session was different from the music they played individually. So they decided to push it further and start performing live, while continuing to develop it. Almost a year later, they launched ‘Shawakish’ (Hammers), their first album together at Rawabet Theater in Downtown Cairo.
Medrar.TV invited Abdel-Rahman Hussein, a musician, journalist and co-founder of the Arabic-language sound hosting website Dandin to discuss the development of the project with the duo, look at their musical backgrounds and reflect on the development of the Egyptian underground music scene.
The interview is in Arabic and has English subtitles.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]