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Exploring Makimakkuk’s multidimension
Maha ElNabawi | Makimakkuk’s music is intensely earworming; her ad-libs burrow so deeply into my psyche
Cosmic innovation: How Maurice Louca changed the rules to make Elephantine
Peter Holslin | It’s almost startling the ways that Louca, 36, has evolved as a musician over the years.
Binaries in music writing: Gender as a way out
Maha ElNabawi | Are we meant to discuss music solely through aesthetic critique or are we meant to contextualize it?
Reclaiming the city’s dancefloors: JellyZone
Peter Holslin | A look at the DIY platform attempting to reshape Cairo’s club scene
47Soul’s Balfron Promise: A critical look at the politics of movement
Peter Holslin | Peter Holslin speaks to 47Soul about how politics of movement play into the band's new album
A puzzling mosaic trying to piece itself together: Maii and Zeid’s new EP Ehdefni
Tugrul Mende | Ehdefni delivers layers of electronic rhythm and dreamy indie-pop with an unmistakable dark side
Lekhfa: Finding catharsis in broken rhythms
Peter Holslin | “And I try to come to terms with it all / But I don’t know how.” –“Nefsi f Aqli” (Myself
co(a)sts: A review of Pie Are Squared’s challenging new drone album
Rami Abadir | co(a)sts is SikSik’s best work so far
Cairokee’s A Drop of White: A good album, had it been released before the revolution
Sherif Hassan | Cairokee's album A Drop of White might have been important were it released before or during the revolution
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