Earlier this year, Zuli, RAMA and their Cairene friends launched a performance series under the name of irsh, which was conceived as a comfortable and open back-2-back format that focused on left-field, experimental music for those “not entirely into house and techno.”

Though irsh's sessions have been put on hold in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the loose collective has taken the next logical step and compiled a collection of tracks from their brightest and most forward-thinking producers. 

As the first in a planned series of compilations from irsh, did you mean: irish is set for full release on September 25th, but the group have teased a slither of it with promotional single, ‘The Dirty Canes Lake’.

Coming from producer/poet, Abdullah Miniawy, and mythic Copenhagen-based producer, HVAD, the track arrives ahead of the duo’s hotly-anticipated collaborative performance at Copenhagen’s CLICK Festival on August 22nd. A hypnotic and spiritual track at its core, ’The Dirty Canes Lake’ features a droning, distorted percussive beat swirling beneath Miniawy’s strained vocals, delivered in an intense ‘new technique’ first explored on this record.

The album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp and will feature work from Egyptian artists including ABADIR, 3Phaz, El Kontessa and, of course, Zuli, as well as the likes of Lil Asaf and Al Nather.