Egyptian Lover Live in Australia
Photo by Mattamation
Open your book baby — to page freak! We know it’s been a while since our last episode of Cold Crushin’ Mixes, but now we are back and kicking ass harder than ever with a real special live set we recorded for you, featuring old school king Egyptian Lover live in Australia last year. 2010 was a crazy year for Cold Crush, but DJing with Egyptian Lover and Jimmy Edgar at the Civic was easily our highlight. A packed dancefloor of bboys and freaks losing their shit to old school electro, modern funk and pure freak beats.
What is a DJ if he can’t scratch? What is an MC if he can’t rap? What is a beat without a live clap? Well Egypt does it all baby just like that! 27 years and still doin’ it! And Cold Crush have proof ya’ll. This set was recorded live in Brisbane during Egypt’s first tour of Australia, with modern funk freak Jimmy Edgar.
In Sydney we got a 100% live set from Egypt, but for his Brisbane show he decided to show us everything he’s got, warming shit up with some vicious cuts on on the Technics, including his most famous trick — playing a copy of Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force’s Planet Rock backwards with one hand while flawlessly mixing in a new track. And all that is just before he breaks out the 808 to make his beat go boom with live rhymes. A big shout out to our friend Luke at Sound House Studio for recording the show for us.
Rodger Clayton of Uncle Jamm’s Army
We also wanna say rest in peace Rodger Clayton of Uncle Jamm’s Army, who sadly passed away since this was recorded show. Roger Clayton was a real pioneer in the West Coast hip hop/electro scene, his crew Uncle Jamm’s Army were the #1 party promoters in LA during the early 80s. Not only that, but their parties created the cult following that launched the careers of Ice T and Egyptian Lover, as well as being a huge influence on other early West Coast producers, especially Dr. Dre. Of course, if it wasn’t for Uncle Jamm’s Army being so massive in LA, it’s real unlikely that we ever would have heard any of this stuff all the way in places like Australia and Europe. So thanks for the music and one love.
Egyptian Lover live in Australia tracklisting:
1. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
2. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (backwards)
3. Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom
4. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – Scorpio
5. Reggie Griffin & Technofunk – Mirda Rock
6. Kraftwerk – Telephone Call
7. Uncle Jamm’s Army – Dial A Freak
8. Prince – Irresistible Bitch (live cover by Egyptian Lover)
9. Egyptian Lover – Eight O Motherfuckin’ Eight
10. Egyptian Lover – …And My Beat Goes Boom
11. Egyptian Lover – I Need A Freak
12. Egyptian Lover – Egypt, Egypt
13. Egyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic
14. Egyptian Lover – You’re So Fine
15. Egyptian Lover – Keep It Hot (Remix)