BLUFRANK – TR-808 & A Babe

Illicit, dimly lit house music from the Cairo-based producer.


Words by: Aimee Cliff

Inspired by "the 60's, 70's, 80's, Cairo nightlife, love, dance­floors, bars, summertime, beaches, fashion, minimalism, experimental ideas, relationships, things i want, personal stuff, visuals and some movies," Cairo producer BLUFRANK's music is undeniably rich. His latest track, TR­808 & A Babe – perhaps describing his ideal night ­in? – is a great example. It's minimalist house that's been draped with a lo-­fi aesthetic in the form of smart, jaunty synth leads that pluck out a melody over retro­futurist soft and airy chords. Here, the subby kicks are what stay with you, like the tenderly exciting smell of a nightclub as you walk home along illicit, dimly lit streets, or the satisfying deafness that comes with dancing near a speaker all night.