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One of the most innovative producers of the old-school/electro era, Egyptian Lover's Greg Broussard recorded a parade of singles during the mid-'80s that proved influential for decades. Influenced himself by Kraftwerk/hip-hop soundclashes like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and Man Parrish's "Hip-Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)," as well as the extroverted black-lover soul of Prince and Zapp, Broussard began recording from his Los Angeles base in 1983. One year later, he emerged with the breakdancing anthem "Egypt, Egypt," released on the Freak Beat label. Similar to excellent tracks being produced all over America -- from Detroit (Cybotron) to New York (Mantronix) -- "Egypt, Egypt" and successors "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch," "And My Beat Goes Boom," and "Computer Love (Sweet Dreams)" spent much time in DJ crates during the '80s and '90s. Broussard also released several LPs during the mid-'80s, including 1984's On the Nile (practically a greatest-hits compilation), 1986's One Track Mind, and 1988's Filthy; the first two appeared on his own Egyptian Empire label. After several years away from music, he returned in 1994 with Back From the Tomb and the following year's Pyramix.
Greg Broussard (born August 31, 1963 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Egyptian Lover, is an American musician, vocalist, producer and DJ, and was an important part of the L.A. dance music and rap scene in the early 1980s.
The Egyptian Lover started out as a DJ in Los Angeles with Uncle Jam's Army DJing dances as large as the L.A. Sports Arena with 10,000 people. He began recording around Los Angeles in 1982 as a member of the Radio Crew, and also Uncle Jam's Army. In the early days of hip hop albums were rare, so most of The Egyptian Lover's successful recordings were 12" singles. He would eventually release some of the earliest rap LPs, which was especially unique for being west-coast based, but they were less popular than his singles. But on the strength of containing an alternate mix of his most popular single "Egypt, Egypt", 1984's On the Nile was moderately successful. After a break in the early 1990s, Egyptian Lover returned in 1994 (see 1994 in music) with Back from the Tomb. His last full-length album in over ten years. In 2006 The Egyptian Lover recorded another new album "Platinum Pyramids".
The Egyptian Lover also established his own record company, Egyptian Empire Records, which included artists such as Rodney O & Joe Cooley.
In 2005 "The Egyptian Lover" released his first single since 1994, entitled "Party" and backed with "Dancefloor", followed by the album Platinum Pyramids in Feb. 2006. By the end of 2006 The Egyptian Lover went into the studio with Jamie Jupiter and recorded "UFO" and "Futuristic" for Jupiter's new 12" single (never released).
In 2007, The Egyptian Lover re-made "Modernaire" by Dez Dickerson (from the film Purple Rain) for the label, Citinite.
In 2007, The Egyptian Lover collaborated with the groups "Clone Machine" and "Egypt Ear Werk" (with Luke Eargoggle)
In 2008, The Egyptian Lover continues to tour the world and is making a brand new album for 2008.
December, 2008 Exclusive songs on iTunes. Electro Pharaoh, Freaky D.J. and Scandinavian Summer.
2008 The Egyptian Lover records with Who Cares on the song "They Killed the Radio"
In 2008 Egyptian Lover works with Jamie Jones making the song "Galactic Space Bar"
2008 Egyptian Lover and M.I.A. create the track "Rock off Shake off" for new Artist Rye Rye.
May 2009 The Egyptian Lover collabs with Debonaire on "Do U Wanna Get Down?" for a new Street Sounds Compulation.
May 2009 The Egyptian Lover makes new Video "Freaky D.J." with Producer Director Victor Brooks aka Who007
2009 The Egyptian Lover makes a brand new album that included songs, Electro Pharaoh, U.F.O., Freaky D.J., BellyDance, Scandinavian Summer, Do U Wanna Get Down?.
June 2009 The Egyptian Lover's remix of James Pants' Cosmic Rapp is released.
2011 The Egyptian Lover is working on a new Album entitled "1984"
The Egyptian Lover is currently touring worldwide. He began touring again in 2004 and is still doing European, Asian and North American shows. In 2008, he toured in support of M.I.A.. In the tradition of his origins as a D.J. his performances often begin with him mixing records on turntables and then Segueing into his original compositions. He is currently doing Arenas, Clubs, and Festivals.