Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2009

April = Egyptian Lover Month

Somehow you couldn't help running across an Egyptian Lover feature or interview in April. I wasn't sure why cause he didn't seem to be promoting a new album or anything, but as Cozmo D said, "EL is always promoting something ... himself. Hustle is his middle name :)". I never cared too much about the Lover - the music always sounded a bit clumsy and simplistic to my ears. His contemporaries on the West Coast seemed to be far ahead of him - think of Chris "The Glove" Taylor's intricate beatwork or the World Class Wreckin' Cru's well-rounded wall-of-sound compositions. But at the end of the day (and 20 years down the line) you cannot deny that ... well, that it's THE EGYPTIAN LOVER.

In the interviews he comes across as a down-to earth and amicable guy, and I found myself agreeing with a lot of what he had to say. I really got the impression that after all these years he is still passionate about what he is doing and he is doing it for the love of music. I have nothing but respect for that. Plus he is funny as hell ... check out his words of advice to aspiring DJs:

So I'll just leave you with some reading material:

Interview on the Infinitestatemachine blog:

Lengthy feature on Brandon Soderberg's blog:

Artist highlight and interview on

4-part interview in the German Juice magazine:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Radio interview on GlobalFunkRadio:

And finally, here's a video from 2008, Mr. Broussard visiting a record shop in Berlin and talking about vinyl, record digging and the analogue sound:

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