The legendary master of the 808 is scheduled to perform in September at DGTL Amsterdam.
Egyptian Lover has been booked through MN2S to perform at DGTL, a festival taking place in Amsterdam’s NDSM Docklands on 11-12 September 2021. Joining an incredible line-up that features “83 cutting-edge acts, up-and-coming artists, and a whole lot of talent”, Egyptian Lover will share a bill with DJs and artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Mall Grab and Luke Vibert. The event is now officially sold out.
“DGTL is a festival full of discovery, inspiration and surprise. At DGTL we constantly strive for a balance between the leading names in art and music, the newest discoveries and exciting local treasures.”DGTL Festival
Egyptian Lover is a pioneering hip-hop musician, producer and DJ. Widely recognised as a master of the Roland TR-808, he’s spent 30 years pushing drum machines and turntables to their limits while injecting hip-hop beats with the spark of electro and the spirit of funk. Early singles such as “Egypt, Egypt” and “Freak-A-Holic” merged electrofunk and hip-hop and quickly became staples for DJs across the United States.
Continuing to release a string of albums throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s before taking a creative hiatus, he returned in the ‘00s, releasing an anthology on the revered hip-hop label Stones Throw and further establishing his reputation as an visionary artist and a talented performer. He’s since put on electrifying live performances and DJ sets at Berlin’s Berghain, Lisbon’s Lux Fragil, London’s FOLD and Jazz Café, and Helsinki’s Flow Festival. Egyptian Lover released his latest record, 1985, in late 2018 via his own label Egyptian Empire.