The first Cairo Calling phase took place in London at the Rinse FM Studios in January 2014. Both the London and Cairo phases allowed for creative and professional development through collaborations and masterclasses, including but not limited to studio techniques, song collaboration, utilising social media, marketing, managerial skills, event production and label management. Joining the core group of Egyptian artits - Sadat, DJ Figo, Diesel and Knaka - were Fazy Miyake, Artwork & Kode 9 from the Rinse FM roster.
The London phase also included an appearance on BoilerRoom.TV from Sadat, DJ Figo, Diesel and Knaka as well as a mix from Rinse FM's Faze Miyake. See the archived 'Rinse X Shaabi' in the slider above.