Amr Khaled, the brains behind Fulltone, is an Egyptian multi-instrumentalist, live performer and producer extraordinaire. He is known amongst the Egyptian electronic scene as a virtuoso due to his ability to create different types of music, all the while instilling his distinctive human touch. This is audible in his live sets where he performs with a full band who alternate between a wide range of instruments.
Fulltone has released records with labels like Dream Culture, Pablo Bolivar's Seven Villas, L'enfant terrible and many others. His last two EPs, released in 2017, both reached the top fifty of Beatport's charts and gained recognition from many prominent DJs and producers. The artist's previous work strongly highlights the Oriental house aesthetic popularized by labels such as All Day I Dream and the famous Burning Man festival.
In his newest EP entitled Samai, just released, the producer further evolves in shaping his own voice within the scope of this sub genre, employing beautiful textures to create a wistful yet buoyant voyage over a standard deep house beat, topped with warm chord stabs and even bird samples, emulating a natural environment.
Samai EP was released on Valentine's Day by Canadian label Dream Culture. It includes three original mixes: "Lost in the City," "Globe," "Samai" as well as a remix of the latter by Los Angeles based producer Armen Miran. This marks a milestone for Fulltone's career, as he cements himself among the leading producers in the Oriental house style.
Judging from Fulltone's consistency, we can't wait to hear what he will conceive next. Until then, we muse on Samai, meditating while we dance the pain away.