SHARAYET EL DISCO (VARIOUS ARTISTS) VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 3rd June 2022
"Wewantsounds is delighted to release 'Sharayet el Disco' a selection of Egyptian '80s disco and boogie tracks curated by Egyptian DJ Disco Arabesquo from his vast collection of cassettes and officially released on vinyl for the first time. Remastered for vinyl and including colour insert with liner notes by Moataz Rageb (Disco Arabesquo). Most tracks have never been released on any other format and are making their vinyl debut with this set. A journey through the funky sound of 80s Egypt, Sharayet El Disco (which can be translated by "Disco Cassettes") features Simone, Ammar El Sherei and more obscure names from Cairo's cassette culture. The audio has been remastered for vinyl by David Hachour/Colorsound Studio in Paris and the LP features artwork by young Egyptian graphic designer Heba Tarek and a 2-page insert featuring artwork of the original cassettes plus insightful liner notes by Moataz Rageb. The set is a unique insight into the diversity of the Egyptian Disco sound, from the pulsating Disco of "Hezeny" by Hany Shenouda's Al Massrieen band to the boogie of Simone's "Merci," via Firkit El Asdekaa's tongue-in-cheek "Eklib el Sheriet" ("turn the cassette to the other side"), produced by legendary Egyptian musician Ammar El Sherei."