ZULI will release his new EP ‘All Caps’ via Lee Gamble’s UIQ this month.
Recorded in the months after his equipment was stolen, along with the year’s worth of new music stored on it, the EP is the sound of creativity erupting from frustration, and the Egyptian artist wastes no time in lighting the cathartic fuse. With six cuts spanning frenzied and experimental hardcore jungle, fracious rhythms and sizzling melodies, it marks some of ZULI’s strongest work to date.
Last track that blew your mind?
“‘dj lostboi D MAJOR XO LIFE’ ”
Last film you watched?
“Birds of Passage directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego”
Last DJ that blew your mind?
“House of Kenzo at Search History, London”
“They are sculptures from the Congo kingdom,” says Melika Ngombe Kolongo, describing the origin of her artist name, Nkisi. “They’re from pre-colonial times, for ritual practices — a way to communicate with the ancestors. It’s like a human figurine with all these nails in its body.”