Wetrobots <3 Bosaina
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Wetrobots <3 Bosaina

Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt | SELF

Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt | SELF
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"Band of the week: WETROBOTS <3 BOSAINA"

My father once gave me a crucial piece of advice: “Everyone likes a party girl, but no one really loves a party girl.”

I guess that pretty much rings true. Unless you are Bosaina II, lead vocalist of the electro-pop trio known as the Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina.

If you’ve ever seen her perform, you’re likely to have been whisked away by her “I don’t give a fuck,” post-punk party girl attitude that blends magically with head-banging blonde locks, high-kicks, catsuits and sardonic lyrics to create a dizzying spell.

Bosaina musically met the Wetrobots — aka producers Ismail Hosny and Hussein El Sherbini — in 2010. They say it was love at first sight. And if we’ve learned anything from classic literature about true love in revolutionary settings, then all things are possible.

For close to four years now, the Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina have been pertinaciously pushing forward an electronic music conviction in a city that is almost entirely at odds with the democratic environment typically associated with progressive dance music scenes.

After the success of their debut electro-pop EP, “Dirty Bourgeoisie” (2011), and the darker follow up “Bang is Blow” (2012), the group took a brief production hiatus to build upon on their individual strengths. In the past year, the trio’s performance and production schedule has rivaled most established internationally touring bands.

Cairo has been on lockdown since August, yet the Wetrobots have had more performances this year than almost any other electronic act in the country. This activity alone suggests that while on stage they might appear to be party boys and a party girl, they are in fact among the most potent and prolific performers in Cairo’s burgeoning indie music scene.

Earlier this summer, Bosaina was stateside performing with her side project, Quit Together, at a leading international music festival, South By Southwest (SXSW). Unfortunately, her partner Ahmed al-Ghazoly (Zuli) only received his visa after two days of the performance, leaving Bosaina to fend for herself on one of the most important stages of her career thus far.

While in the States, Bosaina took a production course, allowing her to further develop her special brand of ambient sample-based electronica. Meanwhile, Hussein released his down-tempo debut EP, “Fairchile,” this past August — the album is an interesting experiment with lo-fi textures, manipulated vocals, minimalistic beats and heavy bass lines. Hosny has been busy sweeping local and foreign venues, with his recent Cairo performances including D-CAF, 100Copies, 100LIVE Electronic Music Festival and the Cairo Jazz Club.

The trio has also remixed major electronic works by The Presets and Jerry Bouthier, in addition to collaborating with Diamond Version (Alva Noto/Byetone) from Europe in the global Ten Cities Project organized by the Goethe Institut. This Thursday, October 30, they will also travel to Europe on a tour with their newly formed KIK (Kairo Is Koming) collective, made up of some of Egypt’s top emerging electronic performers including Nader Ahmed, Zuli and Asem Tag.

Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina are currently working on their first LP, which is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2014. After receiving a sneak peak of some of the album’s demos, I think I can safely say that the trio is maturing in their sound. Their sonic sphere includes an interesting concoction of ambient sounds, white noise, repetitive conversational clips, discordant dance rhythms and a lot of bass. It’s rumored that they have coined the phrase “post-curfew” to define their new sound, which metaphorically plays off the limitations and surprising possibilities found within the current, curfewed confines of Cairo life.
- Mada Masr


"New Music From Around The World: Wetrobots <3 Bosaina"

From Mada Masr, one of our team of experts bringing you the best new music from around the world: &#39;Post-curfew&#39; electropop from Cairo&#39;s hardest working independent outfit - The Guardian


"Los Egipcios Wetrobots Tienen Panico A Su Futuro"

Los Egipcios Wetrobots Tienen Panico A Su Futuro - Plasticos y Decibelios


"Wetrobots at 10 CITIES with Diamond Version"

Wetrobots at 10 CITIES with Diamond Version - Goethe Institut


"Share Beirut by Night: First Confirmed Music Acts"

One of the underground Beirut theaters will host Tim Exile, classically educated violinist with a degree in philosophy and master’s degree in electro-acoustic composition who performs intelligent dance music with sounds sent to him by no other than local fans and conference participants. He develops his own equipment to program effects and music sequences in real time, heavily shaking the dancefloors on top of that.

Later on the same night, but at a different venue, Detroit born and Berlin based producer Jimmy Edgar will perform an energetic and sleazy electro-funk set on the edge of glitch pop and futuristic retro R&amp;B, a mix of his music released on influental labels as Warp, !K7 and Hotflush.

Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture from New York will not only throw an eclectic set blending different styles of electronic and club music, but he will also speak during Share by Day conference program, since he is becoming a well known voice on the blog scene with musical and non-musical content on his &#39;Mudd Up!&#39; project website.

Also, two prominent Egyptian acts have been confirmed. Three piece electro-acoustic band Bikya, playing creative fusion of styles from trip hop and folkotronica to drum and bass will present one part of Cairo alternative scene, while another one will be showcased by more electro-techno influenced Wetrobots performing alongside with outspoken female front-woman Bosaina. - SHARE Foundation


"Tim Exile & Wetrobots <3 Bosaina Live at Metro Al Madina"

In collaboration with the Share Beirut conference, Metro Al Madina will be hosting musical acts Tim Exile and Wetrobots.
- Beirut.Com


"Meet the Egyptian electro clash outfit: Wetrobots <3 Bosaina"


Meet the Egyptian electro clash outfit: Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina - free EP download
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From Cairo, Egypt hails Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina. The project is actually the electronic DJ duo (Hussein El Sherbini &amp; Ismail Hosny) who joined up with female singer Bosaina II. And Bosaina II is well, quite outspoken, or as Wetrobots say: &quot;The concept of a middle-eastern female gyrating and cursing on stage is practically unheard of in the region.&quot; The result is an EP, &quot;Bang and blow&quot; - Side Line Magazine


"Meet the Egyptian electro clash outfit: Wetrobots <3 Bosaina"


Meet the Egyptian electro clash outfit: Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina - free EP download
Posted on 25/04/12
Industrial Music CDs on eBay USA | eBay UK | eBay GER




From Cairo, Egypt hails Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina. The project is actually the electronic DJ duo (Hussein El Sherbini &amp; Ismail Hosny) who joined up with female singer Bosaina II. And Bosaina II is well, quite outspoken, or as Wetrobots say: &quot;The concept of a middle-eastern female gyrating and cursing on stage is practically unheard of in the region.&quot; The result is an EP, &quot;Bang and blow&quot; - Side Line Magazine


"Wetrobots <3 Bosaina release new EP"

Wetrobots &lt;3 Bosaina release new EP but beyond the self-aware satire lies a real sense of tension, which is reflected in El-Sherbini and Hosny’s minimal, restless, yet dance-floor-ready productions. - Daily News Egypt


"Go deep into Cairo's Underground with Wetrobots <3 Bosaina"

Go deep into Cairo&#39;s underground electro scene with Wetrobots &amp;lt;3 Bosaina&#39;s video for &amp;quot;Bang &amp;amp; Blow.&amp;quot; - Urban Outfitters


"VICE EXCLUSIVE: WETROBOTS + BOSAINA'S "BANG & BLOW" VIDEO"

http://www.vice.com/read/vice-exclusive-wetrobots-bosainas-bang-blow-video-

- VICE


"Egypt elections: Musicians worried about their freedom"

&quot;Our music is very satirical at the moment because of the uncertainty. The way things are right now it&#39;s a joke, it&#39;s like a soap opera.&quot; - BBC


"Die Antithese zur Revolutionsmusik"

The Antithesis of Revolution Music - NORIENT


"Die Antithese zur Revolutionsmusik"

The Antithesis of Revolution Music - NORIENT


"The Agony & Ecstasy Of Electro Egypt"

Back inside, two girls in hijabs bobbed their heads as they listened to the frontwoman of Wetrobot and Bosaina scream into her microphone, “Music! Sex! Music! Sex!”
- NOISEY/VICE


"Wetrobots + Bosaina revive electro-dance scene"

By ambitiously flexing its synth-packed fury in the face of the overly politicized, post-revolution music scene, an unassuming electronic trio known as the Wetrobots + Bosaina has rapidly become a refreshing and popular voice in Egypt and abroad. - Egypt Independent


"Three's A Crowd"

Creating crazy sounds and cool videos is all in a day&#39;s work for the Wetrobots who may or may not &amp;lt;3 Bosaina. - Cairo Scene


"Play On With Rami: Wetrobots + Bosaina Podcast"

W&lt;3B on Play On With Rami - The Egypt Monocole


Discography

Wetrobots <3 Bosaina- Fantasy 2.0 LP (2014)
Wetrobots <3 Bosaina- WWIII EP (2013)
Wetrobots <3 Bosaina- Bang & Blow EP (2012)
Wetrobots <3 Bosaina- Dirty Bourgeoisie EP (2011)

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"Wetrobots + Bosaina is an electro (clash) band out of Cairo, Egypt, which is fresh and exciting in this really hard to describe way, so we won't try" - VICE Magazine

Cairo's controversial electronic music trio Wetrobots <3 Bosaina got together in 2010, and as the name suggests, it was love at first sight. Their sound was the love child of Wetrobots infectious heavy bass lines and Bosainas seductive vocals brought up in the noise of a post-revolution Egypt with a music scene dying to be heard. That frustration and darkness emanated in their debut EP Bang and Blow rife with sardonic social commentary, self-aware satire and dance-floor-ready hooks. No one genre would do the group justice, but their keen sense of originality always countered with pop sensibilities garnered them international acclaim and they soon toured Switzerland with their newly formed KIK (Kairo Is Koming) collective featuring some of Egypts best emerging electronic talents. Wetrobots <3 Bosaina left a trail of their trademark high energy and charisma across stages as their dynamic on-stage performances even had fans doing two story moshpit dives into the crowd.

Since, they've been on a short hiatus. Bosaina was stateside first performing at SXSW, then taking up a production course that saw her develop her own raw brand of sample-based electronica, Hussein released his debut EP lathered with his own hard-hitting vocals and artful pianist Ismail was exploring a more intimate side with his own upcoming solo EP. Wetrobots meanwhile remixed the likes of The Presets and Jerry Bouthier as well as collaborating with Diamond Version (Alva Noto/Byetone) in the global 10 Cities Project. All of this means the group is set to come back even stronger having lined up a European tour with the collective in November 2013, dates on the festival circuit and the release of their upcoming EP in early 2014. Theyre also working on their first album, an electronic downtempo anthology featuring their more emotional tracks, coining the term Post-Curfew to describe their new sound that draws elements from their own culture and geographical disposition.

Tracks in this EPK are demos from our upcoming EP, and are still works in progress.