Long before his music was made public in Egypt, Neobyrd was slated for stardom. At the age of fifteen, his music was playing on British radio. A careful listen to his debut album Transbyrd tells us that it wasn’t just luck that got him on international airwaves at such a young age.

The album’s line-up is a stirring introduction to the world of electronic music: a mood lifter that journeys the listener up and down, only subtly resembling the true tendencies of Neobyrd’s Wael Alaa.

'This album is an introduction for Egyptians to this type of music, not to Neobyrd specifically,' said the 24-year old about his choice of ten tracks featured in Transbyrd.

The short opening track 'Ooh Oh' is a whirlwind of accelerated beats. It’s a lively tune that will take the listener on a buoyant ride; it will feel like you’re on a road trip with the windows down and fresh air splashing into your face.

'A journey of a bird that started many years ago/ Leaving its nest and flying away to reach its place,' strikes Neobyrd toward the end of this tune, as if telling the tale of how he started out.

While 'Spill Your Sunshine' is a crunchy yet mellow arrangement featuring vocals by Yass, and reminiscent of the French electronic duo Air, 'Stranger in Love' is a fizzing track with a sneaky undertone and a layer of what sounds like slight squeaking.

In 'My Sweet Heartless', Neobyrd sings through a voice encoder, a device through which his voice is synthesized, but it still manages to carry the same mellow, catchy recipe.

'The most difficult part was choosing a homogenous set of tracks that are somewhat varied and as a whole give an introduction to the kind of music I will be producing in the future,' said Neobyrd about the collection.

While electronic newbies are guaranteed to cling to at least a couple of songs in the early line-up on Transbyrd, a shift in mood is evident toward the end.

'Lick my Tiesto' and 'Twisted' both have a relish of Depeche Mode with a slightly more aggressive and distorted sound-scape; a strain that Neobyrd hopes to build up on in future projects.

'Future stuff will be more layered, more aggressive, with more distortions but will definitely keep the groove,' he said.
It took Neobyrd about four months to put together Transbyrd, and with such a dynamic and innovative flair, we are fairly certain that his next album will be out on the shelves soon.