When you’re stuck between cultures and the world is a mess, why not throw a party? Assasi teams up with Emsallam to laugh in the face of life’s absurdity over a danceable track (Haquin) piled high with layers of darbouka, riq, and cümbüs saz by Lo.Renzo (Lorenzo Mantovani) and Gilbert Mansour. The music video, equally [...]
One day, I had an epiphany. I realized that haters and their mindless imitators could only bother me if I cared what they had to say. “Mandal” and its accompanying music video celebrate me running out of fucks to give! Featuring live riq, tombak, and sarangi by Lorenzo Mantovani, “Mandal” reinterprets dancehall-UK drill fusion a [...]
In honor of the upcoming release of "Zawrak", an immigration-themed track by Homs native K-Lead with guests Assasi and S6ef, we invite you to contribute suggestions for a collaborative Spotify playlist!
"Damage" drops on all platforms this Friday, September 20.
Assasi recently had the honor of collaborating with Palestinian MC, vocalist, and producer Big Sam. The resulting Teesmoke-produced track, "Face Off / تبديل وجه", was released today as part of Big Sam's new album, "Arram". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFCTu9XGhlM "Face Off / تبديل وجه" exposes the frustrations shared by artists living in traditional societies where mainstream attitudes toward [...]
We're teaming up with PledgeMusic.com to launch new album 'Third World Wide'! Join Assasi behind the scenes while he records tracks, works with producers all around the world, and brings five years of music together. 'Third World Wide' will be Assasi's second self-produced album. Like so many young Syrian creatives during the civil war, he landed [...]