Cloud 9 Music Festival

Life just got that little bit grander for us at Dandin towers upon learning of the upcoming Cloud 9 music festival taking place in Nuweiba September 4 – 6. The festival lineup is chock full of doyens and debutants of the contemporary Egyptian music scene spread across the three days (or waves as the organisers are…

BLUFRANK

A little funk, a dash of soul, a dollop of a groovy beat on top feel good summer vibes and you get the producer known as BLUFRANK. Not content with remixes of dance classics such as The Bucketheads’ The Bomb, Mr. BLU also indulges in his own original disco funk tunes, much to the delight of all the folks…

Bikya

Stalwarts of the Egyptian electronic music scene, Bikya are one of the most respected bands around, a band’s band if you will, a musician’s band. That doesn’t render them inaccessible in the slightest, far from it; they’re an audio treat if there ever was one, in addition to their pushing-boundaries dial being set to overdrive. The good…

Smash Beats Bam

In recent years Egypt has seen a proliferation of top quality electronic producers, which has greatly enriched the music scene. But straight out hip hop producers sans the rapping on top? Not so much. Enter Smash Beats, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop producers  around. What distinguishes Smash Beats is his languid groove-heavy approach,…

Abadir vs El-Sayed

Grounded in the world of synth, there’s a lot to respect about the music of Rami Abadir and Mostafa El-Sayed in terms of approach and what they’re trying to do. More importantly though, the work sounds good. There’s few things more satisfying than the double whammy of great sounding music coming from artists  who stand…

Discover

The Discover page on Dandin. This is where you can find all the artists on the website and can further split into categories (music/stories) and genres (rock, electronic, alternative etc). You can also view it by artist or track and on the top left you can see the most listened and most liked. It’s a…

The Dandin Show

In the spirit of similitude comes the Dandin Show, an audio show where we introduce a selection of tracks found on the website to an English-speaking audience. In this first episode we kick it off with the new single by Beirut-based Syrian electro-gem Hello, Psychaleppo entitled Badawiya Lovin’. We move on to another electronic trio,…

Welcome to the Dandin blog

Welcome to the Dandin blog, the English accompaniment to the Arabic language audio platform Dandin. The aim of this blog is to highlight some of the stellar talent of the Middle East hosted on the website to a wider audience. Covering a variety of musical genres in addition to non-musical audio, there’s a lot of…

Bosaina

Part of Egypt’s burgeoning electronic music scene, Bosaina first came to our attention via her work with producers Ismail Hosny and Hussein Sherbini of the Wetrobots. Those three also form a bigger collective alongside other producers such as ZuLi and $$$TAG$$$ called Kairo Is Koming (KIK). Collaborations notwithstanding, Bosaina’s solo work ensured that she became the first…