Rashid Ajami

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Rashid Ajami

Hey Rashid, congrats on your latest release, your TOR label debut! For our readers who might not have heard it yet, can you describe each of the tracks in three words/a sentence?

That’s a good question ! I would say…

“Never Knew” is soulful, nostalgic and raw.

“Chasing Ghosts” is industrial, haunting and warm. 

“Still Think of You” is melancholy, lush and dreamy.

You’ve had a really strong 12 months with releases on the likes of Tale & Tone, TOR, XYZ… What do you think was the reason behind this exciting collection of new tracks? Have you been having an extra creative phase?

I think these tracks came from a desire to create during lockdown. I had a few months of creative focus in which the tracks came together. They each have their own story and meaning behind them, but in the end they worked quite nicely as a collection, even though this was not what I initially intended. 

Where do you usually get your inspiration from, and has lockdown affected that (either in a good or bad way)?

My inspiration comes from nature, art and mainly from experiences in my life. But when it comes down to it the inspiration comes from within and is at a deeper level. It comes from being in the moment of creation fully. 

Where would be your dream gig or show when the world opens back up properly again?

My dream is to tour the world and play in multiple countries, meet new people, and have unique experiences. 

What’s next for you? We’ve heard that you’re big into NFTs and artwork, and are working on some cool installations… can you tell us more about that?

I will be launching my first NFT collection soon. It consists of 6 pieces all with unique visuals and music. I’m very excited about it and I really enjoyed the project! I’m looking at many new artistic projects that involve bringing together art, music, film and immersive experiences. Stay tuned for more updates!

Rashid Ajami’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ EP is out now on Tale & Tone. His ‘Never Knew’ EP is Out Now on TOR, get it here.





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