VF Live: Hassan Khan

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Cassette selects from Egypt, Brazil, the UK and beyond.

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

In VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate mixes.

Artist and musician Hassan Khan explores a personal selection of cassettes from his Cairo HQ.

Watch and listen to the set above, find out more about the set and check out the tracklist below.

“This is a deep trawl through a bucketload of tapes from the ’90s and early 2000s that have had a formative impact on my slowly devolving consciousness. It’s a rough, raw and eclectic mix that balances examples of the brutal and harsh sounds of urban centers with the sublime and deeply metaphysical poetry of mystical song amongst other intense touchstones.

“Highlights include Yasin Al Tuhamy’s very first release, the hysterical madness and obsessive synth melody on Mouled El Magnouna, the orgasmic breakdown of Sister Ray, the gentle sounds of a 13th century medieval melody, the syrupy guitar of a ’70s heartthrob and other such wonders.”

Tracklist:

1. Sheikh Yasin Al Tuhamy – Qasidat Al Wugdaniyyah
2. Ahmed Addawiya – Mawwawil
3. The Dufay Collective – Estampie (Roberstbridge Codex)
4. Omar Khorshid – Pop Concerto
5. John Cage – Piano Concertos
6. Tom Zé. – Defect 1: Gene
7. The Velvet Underground – Sister Ray
8. Emad Barour – Heysa
9. Abd El Baset Hammouda – Kollak 3gebny
10. Anonymous – Mouled El Magnouna
11. Bahr Abu Gereisha – Bahhar