In the lead up to our annual music festival, Cairo based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound artist, ZULI, will be in-residence in our onsite recording studio, dveloping and recording new work.
Ahmed El Ghazoly aka ZULI, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound artist from Cairo, Egypt. He is co-founder of Kairo is Koming (KIK), a collective of six artists that played an important role in the rise of the city’s underground electronic music scene. Together with Asem Tag ($$$TAG$$$), ZULI also co-headed Cairo’s alternative music venue and club, VENT, from 2013-2015, before transforming their project into a namesake club night and festival. Around the same time, VENT London was run at the now closed Dance Tunnel venue by a third partner, Mohamed Elshourbagui.
ZULI released his debut EP, Bionic Ahmed, with Lee Gamble’s UIQ label, following up with another playfully unconventional release, Numbers and Trigger Finger for Haunter Records.
His recent release for UIQ - ‘Terminal’ - features prominent Egyptian rapper Abyusif, newcomers Abanoub, Mado $am and R-Rhyme, and the mysterious Mecca-based vocalist MSYLMA.
It sees him broadening out his work on previous EPs into something more localized and personal. The project features photography from his local zones in Cairo. Musically with ‘Terminal’ ZULI’s focus moves away from the dancefloor towards more melodic/ambient/ listening territories.