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"Egypt, Egypt" is the most classic thing ever, obv. The whole On the Nile album it's from is good, especially the token ballad "I Cry (Night After Night").

Anyway, let's talk about this dude and his music.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I suppose I should mention that he is mid-80s L.A. electro-funk-rap-dance stuff.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link

egypt egypt = awesome. i'd like to hear the album

am0n, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:07 (thirteen years ago) link

The album pretty much follows a formula of variations on "Planet Rock"/"Looking For the Perfect"/"Egypt, Egypt", with the exception of that ballad, but that's hardly a bad thing.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:13 (thirteen years ago) link

"Looking For the Perfect Beat", obv.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

LA Dream Team = awesome

carne asada, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:17 (thirteen years ago) link

My wife has been trying to sell back her Egyptian Lover CDs to various record stores for the last 15 years but no one will take them.

He's totally awesome for roughly 5 minutes or so and then gets pretty tiresome...

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link

(I probably like him more than my wife does)

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:29 (thirteen years ago) link

some friends and i saw him live a few months back!!! xlnt show!!! shitty hipsteur crowd but what can you do. He kicks ass though.

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:30 (thirteen years ago) link

i mean shitty hipsteur in a beard stroking way
how tf do you scratch your chin to fucking 'house on the nile' u assholes

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link

haha telling people how they must or mustn't appreciate music is the most original rockist trope of them all, even when you're right & they oughta be dancing

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:33 (thirteen years ago) link

(my sister had this album, the beats were good & the synths chilly, the rapping always sounded kinda...y'know..."the pyramids are oh so shiny" wtf are you talking about egyptian lover)

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

yes, i am a party rockist, i prefer to go to a place where people are, you know, having fun to fun music

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Criticizing the rapping is missing the point almost as much as Deej's beardos.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

deej you are why they had to invent indie rock, some people have more fun on the sidelines than in the game

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

"YOU WILL ENJOY THIS MUSIC EXACTLY IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY OR YOU DON'T UNDERSTAAAAAAAAAND"

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

We covered "Egypt, Egypt" at a show at Lincoln Center and I don't think the season subscribers there were, uh, familiar with Egyptian Lover's music.

Drew Daniel, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

"YOU WILL ENJOY THIS MUSIC EXACTLY IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY OR YOU DON'T UNDERSTAAAAAAAAAND" are way lame

-- J0hn D., Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:38 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Link

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:39 (thirteen years ago) link

chiding people for not dancing is pretty much the most indie thing you can do these days.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:40 (thirteen years ago) link

i hope he still looks like that photo

the rapping always sounded kinda...y'know..."the pyramids are oh so shiny" wtf are you talking about egyptian lover)

just a shot in the dark but i think he's talking about egypt

am0n, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:40 (thirteen years ago) link

captain save-a-lame

xp

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:40 (thirteen years ago) link

deej do you approve of sampling or do you think music should be kept in its original context?

xpost Alex in Baltimore has a point
xxpost are the pyramids really shiny? what are they made of? nb I haven't been, for all I know they're chrome

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

he used to have more videos on youtube but
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EfTg3ymB4lg

^^^this is pretty recent isn't it?? solid tho

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

and deej I am not a non-dancer! I'll bounce my fat ass all over the floor whether people like it or not, I could give a shit, I like to get sweaty. I'm just sympathetic to those who don't want to, i don't think they're necessarily thinking as you think they are. In fact, I'd wager you don't really have any insight at all into why people don't dance, other than shit you're projecting ("if I weren't dancing, this would be why").

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:43 (thirteen years ago) link

xxpost are the pyramids really shiny? what are they made of? nb I haven't been, for all I know they're chrome

-- J0hn D., Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:41 AM (23 seconds ago)

oh noes someone took artistic license with penning lyrics! was a girl name lucy really flying in the sky holding some diamonds?!?#!@?

am0n, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

dude you are reading way too much into my description here. I don't care how boringly you want to listen to egyptian lover in your tour bus, i'm just saying when i go out to listen to a dude play 80s party-electro about fucking women in his waterbed on the nile, i probably want to party & not stand around analyzing it.

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah I hear you

am0n quit being lame, "shiny" is a non-starter as a descriptor for pyramids and you know it

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

may if it was followed by "the women here, they have six legs" you'd have something, but no

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

and deej I am not a non-dancer! I'll bounce my fat ass all over the floor whether people like it or not, I could give a shit, I like to get sweaty. I'm just sympathetic to those who don't want to, i don't think they're necessarily thinking as you think they are. In fact, I'd wager you don't really have any insight at all into why people don't dance, other than shit you're projecting ("if I weren't dancing, this would be why").

-- J0hn D., Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:43 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

are you that sensitive? you can't even say 'this party was kind of lame, people were just sort of standing around' w/out defending them. "Well, you don't know, maybe they were coming from a funeral." ok, a lame party is still a lame party

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:48 (thirteen years ago) link

this isn't some "dancing is BACK, idm is for nerds!" thing. We're talking about going to a club to listen to dance/party music. Everything has its place but i'm sorry, if i go to see egyptian lover i want to do it in an atmosphere that reflects the music

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

oh sorry didn't see 'yeah i hear you'

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Criticizing the rapping is missing the point almost as much as Deej's beardos.

-- The Reverend, Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:37 AM (12 minutes ago)

am0n, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

http://msfcontent.mqube.us/preview/thumbs/images/100x100/45041.jpg

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

deej I thought it was a matter of record that I am The Most Sensitive Man Alive

xpost yeah as I said I hear you, you're right & I agree actually, I'm just kinda different-strokes-different-folks about shit, also I'm having a hard time seeing the screen in the glare of these shiny, shiny pyramids
xpost word deej!

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:53 (thirteen years ago) link

i hope he still looks like that photo

-- am0n, Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:40 AM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

+ 60lbs or so, yeah

http://oldschool.terramail.pl/fotosy/egyptian_lover04.jpg

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.iloveyes.se/bilder/2006-06%20Egyptian%20Lover.JPG

that looks pretty recent

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

http://flickr.com/photos/16866536@N00/1021751680

J0hn D., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:56 (thirteen years ago) link

saw him at Studio B, he put on a great show, played classics and his own songs, sang the lyrics, did choreographed dances with his hype man. Pretty awesome.

dan selzer, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Song deej posted: muy hot.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I like how this thread has, in spite of itself, managed to pick up at least two points of contention.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:59 (thirteen years ago) link

www.egyptianempirerecords.com

his site isn't working ... :( you used to be able to buy tshirts from it

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:00 (thirteen years ago) link

^^ Just stroked chin at concert.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:04 (thirteen years ago) link

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j244/egyptianlover661/Tshirtstatoo.jpg

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^has been shaking booty to egyptian lover since 1983

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh wow.

The Reverend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

'house on the nile' has some fantastic lyrics, something about his waterbed and solid gold speakers.

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:12 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^i bet his neighbors complained a lot too

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:12 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^dont know why ^^^ were necessary in that post

deej, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

remember when Hashim posted on ILM? he kept spamming us with links to his new breaks stuff lol

blueski, Thursday, 20 September 2007 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I had no use for http://www.chocosho.com/admin/images/285x380/79625_vertical_1_egyptian_lover__mens_vertic.jpg but RIP

The Reverend, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 01:34 (twelve years ago) link

(Breathing)
Egypt
Egypt
Egypt
Egypt
Egyptian Lover
Egyptian Lover Baby
Egyptian Lover
Egyptian Lover Baby

Give me a freaky kinky nation
with a total female population
I can deal with that situation
I don't care about my reputation
Give me a freaky kinky nation
with a total female population
I can deal with that situation
I don't care about my reputation

I'm The Egyptian Lover
Sexy Senior
It's not just a name
but an adventure
I mix so fast
I scratch so sweet
there's not another D.J.
on earth who can compete

U know it
Egyptian Lover

Pyramids are Oh so shiny
The women here are Oh so cute
The freaks are on the floor now
Dancing to beats that I compute

(Breathing)

Egyptian Lover
Egyptian Lover Baby
Egyptian Lover
Egyptian Lover Baby

Egyptian Lover

I want you

am0n, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

Sexy Senior

The Reverend, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 02:07 (twelve years ago) link

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2734122172_af6fd7eeb4.jpg
"25 years in the game!"

blunt, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 02:21 (twelve years ago) link

BREAKDOWN

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

D.J. Battlecat

http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/he-man/battle-cat.jpg

am0n, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

I was going to the game to see the L.A. Raiders
Couldn't get out of those little elevators.
I was trying to get out, I was doing my part...
All of a sudden I think I had to... go eat a hot dog!
Huh-huh, heh heh-heh.

I got the real big bootie in my neighborhood,
All the girls like to slap me cause it feels real good.
I like my big butt because it's so unique,
Not everyone has a custom-made toilet seat.
Huh. huh-huh, huh, huh, huh-huh

I got a Big Butt, a Big Butt
Big Butt, a Big Butt
(Bobby Jimmy)
Big Butt, a Big Butt
Big Butt, a Big Butt

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Saw him open for M.I.A. a couple months ago. Crowd seemed to enjoy him, i guess but he kept going on and on about "The way we did it... BACK IN THE DAAAAAAY" and it got pretty, erm, old.

myndbloom, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

sex bass

blunt, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 19:55 (twelve years ago) link

ALL OF MY LIFE
IVE BEEN A FREAK
DO WHAT I WANT
7 DAYS A WEEK

gr8080, Thursday, 14 August 2008 11:33 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

the first wire album i owned was called *In The Pink*. i bought it in the mid 80's. it was kind of a perfect album really. when i first bought the actual albums all i wanted to hear were the songs on that comp.

― scott seward, Monday, September 24, 2007 3:47 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

what

― am0n, Monday, September 24, 2007 4:28 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i said the first wire album i owned was called *In The Pink*. i bought it in the mid 80's. it was kind of a perfect album really. when i first bought the actual albums all i wanted to hear were the songs on that comp.

― scott seward, Monday, September 24, 2007 5:28 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark

Because it's a snow machine (deej), Monday, 10 November 2008 03:04 (twelve years ago) link

: D

I think this may be my favorite thread I've ever started.

2nd Black President (The Reverend), Monday, 10 November 2008 03:13 (twelve years ago) link

pyramids had polished limestone outer layers back in the day, could well have reflected enough light to be considered 'shiny'.

cam'ron wite (haitch), Monday, 10 November 2008 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

my camels will bring you home / if that whats on your mind

✧✦✵✶✴i feel magical✴✶✵✦✧ (ice crӕm), Monday, 10 November 2008 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

and was the Arabian Prince his protoge?

― jaxon, Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:33 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark

They both were in Uncle Jamm's Army, as were DJ Pooh and Bobcat. I believe E Lover was the main man of that DJ team though.

Bob went on to form the LA Posse, producing LL's Bigger and Deffer (to Rick Rubin's dismay), and Pooh, aside from being King Tee's ace in the hole, I think produced some Snoop eventually (as did DJ Battlecat).

World Class Wrecking Crew and LA Dream Team were the upstarts that were trying to take over Uncle Jamm, and of course, Dre far outshined Egyptian.

The following is part 6 of 9 from the 1983 German documentary Breakin' and Enterein' that kinda downplayed the park jams and focused on the Radiotron youth center, giving way to the fame of Ice T and paving the way for the big(ger) budgeted Breakin'

Egyptian Lover on the wheels:

The footage of Ice dancing earlier in the film is priceless.

WE ARE ALL GEETIKA (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 10 November 2008 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

pooh's most known for his shit with ice cube but he did a bunch of stuff around that time - i think he was also behind del's first album

Because it's a snow machine (deej), Monday, 10 November 2008 06:22 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

d^_^b

The Saving Grace of Gospel House (The Reverend), Monday, 1 December 2008 12:10 (twelve years ago) link

BREAKDOWN

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 1 December 2008 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

DJ Pooh did killer shit for all of Ice Cube's prime era projects - Del, Da Lench Mob, Yo-Yo, etc

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 1 December 2008 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

RIP Rodger Clayton of Uncle Jamm's Army.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 01:43 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

http://s1.directupload.net/images/110202/scw2lwx3.jpg

meisenfek, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 23:09 (ten years ago) link

BREAKDOWN

ex-heroin addict tricycle (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 23:34 (ten years ago) link

I played "Egypt, Egypt" out DJing last Thursday. I wish I'd done it all current-events-ironic-y, but no.

bagelche, Thursday, 3 February 2011 03:40 (ten years ago) link

am0n quit being lame, "shiny" is a non-starter as a descriptor for pyramids and you know it

The Reverend, Thursday, 3 February 2011 03:45 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

yes, i am a party rockist, i prefer to go to a place where people are, you know, having fun to fun music

― deej, Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:34 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark

party rockist in the houuuuse tonight

some dude, Sunday, 18 September 2011 14:35 (nine years ago) link

hahahaha

skrillex pretend (The Reverend), Monday, 19 September 2011 01:18 (nine years ago) link

nine months pass...

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/egyptian-lover-rftf

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 19:54 (eight years ago) link

ooh! look forward to reading this

chain the color of am0n (The Reverend), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:14 (eight years ago) link

awesome

the alternate vision continues his vision quest! (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:18 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

haha sweet

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:38 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

classic exchange with j0hn d itt

The Reverend, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:18 (five years ago) link

the rapping always sounded kinda...y'know..."the pyramids are oh so shiny" wtf are you talking about egyptian lover)

just a shot in the dark but i think he's talking about egypt

When the pyramids were built they were coated in polished limestone and often capped w a golden piece at the top, and supposedly actually _were_ shiny especially in contrast to the surrounding desert. They look rocky and Earthy to us now only because they have been sitting in the desert, periodically raided and dismantled, for thousands and thousands of years.

The old temples and stuff were similarly super colorful; a lot of the original paint remains even to this day.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:24 (five years ago) link

lol I didn't see that before
xp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:25 (five years ago) link

SS: Then the guy from Cybotron, Rick Davis, thought you were dead?

EL: He saw the headline: “Lady Diana Dies With Egyptian Lover.”

-- haitch, Monday, September 24, 2007 11:56 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Link

lmfaoooo

deej loaf (D-40), Thursday, 14 May 2015 01:04 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiW7NbkhbJ0

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 22 November 2015 05:36 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

did y'all know that Egyptian Lover released an album this year and every single track has the Numbers/Tour De France beat and it sounds fucking amazing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8x8oFp_-E8

welltris (crüt), Monday, 14 December 2015 12:15 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

!

http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/egyptianlover/1983-1988

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 19:29 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

And building on that new collection: I talked with the man himself.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/30/the-egyptian-lover-interview-electro-stones-throw-anthology

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:34 (four years ago) link

nice piece, ned!

lute bro (brimstead), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 18:29 (four years ago) link

Thanks!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 19:18 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BNUV9SiEVg

really cool new video feat. (among many) Lady Tigra of "Cars That Go Boom!"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 6 June 2016 22:13 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

https://67.media.tumblr.com/afc168482221c8836b3a0dfd7200399d/tumblr_n9oa3z4DJ81twulego6_500.gif
(via Night Flight on Facebook

Spencer Chow, Friday, 26 August 2016 21:16 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

I'm pretty lukewarm on most of his stuff but man I love "I Cry". Any recommendations on similarly moody 80s electroish stuff?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 30 April 2021 17:56 (one week ago) link

I don't know but here's Jeff Mills in 1983 scratching side two track two of the first release on Freak Beat Records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uapn-mknXVU

Milton Parker, Friday, 30 April 2021 18:02 (one week ago) link

Wow I didn't know Mills was active quite that early in the 80s

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 30 April 2021 19:36 (one week ago) link


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