U-Cef is a Moroccan producer, living in London, who knows his hard-step from his handbag, his Akai from his Ahwash and his Metalheadz from his metal castanets. His name is Mulay Youssef Adel. In 1990 U-cef moved to New York where he lived as a struggling musician, holding down day jobs whilst grabbing every opportunity to play and listen to music. U-cef quickly developed a love for hip hop, funky urban jazz and all sorts of polyglot metropolitan mixtures.In 1994 U-cef moved to London where he got himself a home studio together in his west London flat and the serious work began. U-Cef provided his first album Halalium (Appartment 22) in 2000, sounds like Morocco with the trance inducing simplicity of the Ney and Darbuka. sounds like London too, with the most cutting edge drum and bass ever witnessed. Imminent release of U-CEF's second, long awaited album : 'Halalwood'...




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