Egyptian Lover on “Egypt, Egypt” for Red Bull Music Academy’s Key Tracks series

For this debut episode of Red Bull Music Academy’s new Key Tracks series the dublab film team connected with West electro legend Egyptian Lover. We visited the 808 controlling wizard at Rusk Sound Studios, where he recorded his 1984 album On the Nile which included the classic “Egypt, Egypt.” Egyptian Lover sketches out the inspiration behind the recording of this monumental jam and even graces us with a grand piano performance before a mind blowing recreation of the tune on his OG Roland TR-808. We were thrilled to once again collaborate with our buddies in forward thinking sound at RBMA. Keep your eyes and ears open for more installments of their Key Tracks series, as they continue to share personal sonic insights from musical legends.

Directed by: Mark “Frosty” McNeill
Filmed by: Alex Pelly & Steven Andrew Garcia
Edited by: Alex Pelly
Sound: Jake Viator
Produced by: dublab for Red Bull Music Academy