Claudia Galal


CairoTronica brings the electronic spring in Cairo

If we think to Egypt at this time, probably there are not many positive things that come to our mind, especially looking at the art and culture world and at the issue of freedom of expression. Still, good things also happen there. For example, the last edition of the Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium, better know as CairoTronica

Spaces for independent art: hot topic in Cairo

The activists' network and the underground art scene in Egypt have been following in these years a path that remembers for many aspects the birth and the raise of the Reclaim The Streets movement in the England 90s (then in all Europe)

Punch Drunk and Livity Sound. The Tom Ford aka Peverlist’s creatures

The mainstream celebrities from Bristol are Massive Attack, Tricky and Bansky, but the town on the River Avon can offer a wider range of resources, often hidden in the undergorund, and it features the heart of a peculiar music scene. Among the key players of this animation there is Tom Ford aka Peverelist, dj and producer, but also essential entertainer of the so-called Bristol Sound through his labels Punch Drunk and Livity Sound.

Get Physical Music. Portrait of a label

The official story of Get Physical Music, one of the most appreciated Berliner label by audiences and professionals in the international clubbing scene, Beatport best-selling, started in 2002. In that year the djs and producers concealed by moniker M.A.N.D.Y., Dj T and Booka Shade decided to make a job of their passion for electronic music, especially house.

Motion Sickness. The Domino Records’ night side

The Domino Records, first rank English label, has just released a double album gathering up some of the best remixes of its large discography. A definitely winning operation, because it sees great names of international clubbing (some very famous “veterans”, others young on the crest of a wave) in the throes of songs from equally important bands.

DECiBEL. A melting pot to dance

Within the landscape of the international electronic music Tectonic, a label based in Bristol, has always been very careful in the selection of its artists. Pinch alias Rob Ellis, “the godfather of dubstep” and founder of this label in 2005, doesn't give all his blessings. The last going into the multicolor family is DECiBEL, dj and producer born in London (real name Jay Fontaine) grown up in the sign of the cultural contamination.

Anstam. An Unpredictable Sound Journey

Anstam's music is marked by darkness. A wide darkness, stretching throughout a space that is merely deducible, yet extremely claustrophobic since it is filled with many elements. It is as if the listener was taken to a large and dark room where he was left to roam and discover its secrets