Techno with a Middle Eastern twist….we asked Tropikal Camel to introduce himself.

Who are you?

Tropikal Camel – a Shaman of lost souls aka the messenger of independent consciousness aka the jeweller of hybrid rhythms. Roi Assayag – producer, MC, and a time machine.

What do you sound like?

A ritual

Why should we listen to you?

Because you are stuck inside an algorithm. Its time to release yourself from yourself.

What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future?

I have released 13 albums under various projects, in different styles.
The first “Tropikal Camel” “In Die Hafla” album was released on Folcore records, The second album “Eretz”  I released on Tunisian/French label “Shouka”.

I am a part of the “Arabstazy” platform and I co-curated and took part in “Under furstrion”, a compilation of electronic music from the middle east and North Africa.

I am releasing edits and new tracks on a bi-monthly basis on my SoundCloud as a free download.

In June my next album“Awakening Spirit” will be released on “Rebel Up” records from Brussels.

What song sums you up? Why?

Israel Collective – Foreign Kingdom

When I heard this song I didn’t believe there is such music in Hebrew. The mixture of electronics and organic samples is so original. For me it’s the soundtrack of the underground scene in Jerusalem- raw, kicking, biblical and experimental.

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

My father. He is a music collector at heart,  I thank him for all the albums he played at home, it was truly inspiring.

Where can we hear your music?

On or

Where will you be in five years’ time?

In the studio, working hard or on the stage summoning the spirits!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

My meditation is cooking. I always smell of spices, like a grandma.

Tropikal Camels ‘Awakening Spirits’ is out 6th June on Rebel Up Records. Find him on Facebook and Instagram.

13th May, 2019

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