Boomkat Product Review:
Cracking EP of squashed, distended and fiercely mongrel club tracks from Cairo’s Zuli, pursuing the lines of his UIQ EPs down more twisted rabbit holes of enquiry. Make sure to clock the Lee Gamble-esque jungle blatz of ‘Trigger Finger’ and the wild-eyed Cut Hands-alike percussive pressure of ‘Your Tracks Are Too Short’. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M for optimal donk and bite.
“ZULI’s new offering Trigger Finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. It functions as a spacial and temporal compactor, using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance, while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. A kind of extremization of ZULI’s own roots as a beatmaker for the Cairo rap scene, tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle, and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. But the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.”