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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

12 Ratings

My Dad grew up on Egyptian Lover

The Vinyl Bible,

My dad used to be a break dance crew back in the mid 80's, and he used to pop and lock to tracks like Girls, and Egypt Egypt. I've been raised on hip-hop ever since I can remember, but that was more of the current early-mid 2000's rap that was out at the time, along with some 1990's. Finally my dad showed me some of the early hip-hop records he had owned back when he was a teen in the 1980's. I never knew how much electronic music was involved with the early roots of rap/hip-hop. Whenever I think of the mid 80's rap scene I think electro, and think of Mantronix, Newcleus and of course Egyptian Lover. His music was timeless from the beginning, and has remained that way for over 30 years.

My beat goes boom!

DjLouis,

Solid album with lots of great songs! Lots of old school EL but I love when he adds a bit of modern with Hardcore on PELF too. This album is a must for all EL fans.

About The Egyptian Lover

One of the most innovative producers of the old-school/electro era, Egyptian Lover's Greg Broussard recorded a parade of singles during the mid-'80s that proved influential for decades. Influenced himself by Kraftwerk/hip-hop soundclashes like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and Man Parrish's "Hip-Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)," as well as the extroverted black-lover soul of Prince and Zapp, Broussard began recording from his Los Angeles base in 1983. One year later, he emerged with the breakdancing anthem "Egypt, Egypt," released on the Freak Beat label. Similar to excellent tracks being produced all over America -- from Detroit (Cybotron) to New York (Mantronix) -- "Egypt, Egypt" and successors "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch," "And My Beat Goes Boom," and "Computer Love (Sweet Dreams)" spent much time in DJ crates during the '80s and '90s. Broussard also released several LPs from the mid-'80s through the '90s, highlighted by 1984's On the Nile (practically a greatest-hits compilation), 1986's One Track Mind, and 1994's Back from the Tomb. He returned in 2006 with Platinum Pyramids, continued to perform live -- including dates with M.I.A. -- produced a track for Rye Rye, and, in 2015, released the long-in-the-works 1984. The following year, Stones Throw compiled 1983-1988, a proper anthology of Broussard's early highlights. It included a couple re-edits from label boss Peanut Butter Wolf, who sampled "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch" during his early-'90s partnership with MC Charizma. ~ John Bush & Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • BORN
    Aug 31, 1963

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