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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Wetrobots are an electronic music outfit hailing from Cairo, Egypt consisting of DJ/Production duo Ismail Hosny and Hussein El Sherbini. One of Cairo's more distinctive sound combinations, Wetrobots electro-crashed their way into the underground music scene in Cairo with their debut EP "Wetrobots ♥ Bosaina - BANG & BLOW". With hard-hitting beats and cheeky vocals, Wetrobots explore the sounds of their chaotic environment and have recently amassed an interesting following of Egyptian escapists and electronic music fans.

Wetrobots ♥ Bosaina – "BANG & BLOW" (2012)

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Wetrobots & TEN CITIES
Wetrobots participated in the fifth TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration, which took the renowned German producers Alva Noto and Byetone (Diamond Version) from Berlin to Cairo in May 2013. Further participants from Cairo were Bikya and an extended circle of musicians from Egypt. The Egypt phase was curated and facilitated by Bikya's Mahmoud Refat together with Berlin based Gerriet Schultz (Adaptr.org).

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