Review: We knew that Egyptian Lover had had a revival of sorts over the last five or so years, but we really weren't expecting an album of new material from the man, and as soon as this dropped onto our laps, we just had to throw it onto the HQ turntable. More than thirty years might have passed, but Greg Broussard is still doing what he does best, that is to release gnarly, off-the-chain electro with a Far-Eastern edge. Featuring twelve tracks of instant dance delight, the Lover develops his '80s sound further by stripping the grooves back further, and letting the beats do the majority of the talking. There are, of course, the inevitable bursts of vocoder voices, but unlike other artists, Broussard manages to make them sound fresh and compelling, utterly fun and cutting-edge. Highly recommended!
Review: Anyone who has seen one of Egyptian Lover's riotous live shows will confirm the role that classic cut "I Need a Freak" plays in proceedings. During performances, he attempts to get female members of the audience going by altering the lyrics to suit the occasion - a tactic that usually gets a rapturous response. Despite being recorded in the '80s (and eventually released in 1994), the track has lost none of its energy or appeal; it should be in the collection of any genuine electro enthusiast. There's another treat on the flip in the shape of the rarely seen extended version of 1984 cut "My House (On The Nile)", which is every bit as essential as the A.
Review: Guess who's back to drop the original flavour of his west coast electro styles. 'Platinum Pyramids' will entice the ears of new & old fans of Egyptian Lover. It's been over 10 years since this great has dropped a full length record.
Review: Sex-obsessed electro legend The Egyptian Lover rarely makes a duff record, serving up spacey and intergalactic cuts that tiptoe the fine line between dancefloor sensuality and all-out sleaziness. On his latest record he's joined forces with turntablist hero Q-Bert, who adds tight, on-point cuts and scratches to the Los Angeles' producer's punchy beats and starry-eyed synths on A-side club cut "Beyond The Galaxy". Fittingly, the A-side also boasts a "Scratch Tool" version - an early '80s style stripped-back beat track over which you can add your own crabs, flares and baby scratches. Turn to the flipside for the previously unheard extended version of "5 Cent Camel Ride", a squelchy, acid-flecked electro slammer smothered in snake charmer solos and bleeping electronics.