Nonstop to Cairo is a genre-bending Long Island troupe born out of a friendship and creative partnership that started nearly two decades ago. Frontman August Harris met guitarist Nick Diamond when they were both just teenagers. That chance encounter spawned a musical partnership that continues today.
A long list of collaborators have helped Harris and Diamond realize their multicultural vision over the years. The band made its professional recording debut in 2017 with the album “Dabble Heavy.” That record introduced an eclectic ensemble mixing elements of rock, ska, jazz, hip-hop, funk and punk into a distinctly unique vibe.
Since that debut the band has dropped a handful of singles and toured incessantly. Now they are readying the release of their sophomore full-length album KAI. The band’s trumpet player/keyboardist Kevin Anand Itwaru tragically passed away soon after completing recording. The album’s title (his initials) is a tribute to the musician. However, KAI is no lament. It is a celebration of life.
“Million Dollar Space” is the debut single from KAI, with a brand new video released worldwide via YouTube on July 7, 2022. The track rolls on a chill mid-tempo groove. As Harris drops a chill freestyle about the almighty dollar, a guitar, bass, drums and trumpet ensemble lay down jazz riffs, alt/rock power chords and solid funk vibe.
Check out the surreally suburban “Million Dollar Space” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming services. Follow the links below to connect with Nonstop to Cairo. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this deeply talented and diversely funky crew.