Maurice Louca is an Egyptian musician and composer born in Cairo where he currently lives and works. He is also known as the co-founder of the bands Bikya, Alif and Dwarves of East Agouza. He has announced the release of a new album called Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour) which will be out on September 24th via Sub Rosa and Northern Spy.
The title Saet el Hazz is a coded saying in Egypt to refer to a good time and usually implies a great deal of debauchery. “When you mention to someone that you’ve had a saet hazz, there are no questions asked. It is what it is,” says Louca.
“Bidayat (Holocene)” is the first excerpt. Listen below.