adassiya mektoub

About the Release

“Every song either already exists in my head or comes out, as if by magic, during a directionless improv session.” Mektoub, meaning “destiny” in Arabic, reflects the swirls and eddies of life itself — its ups, downs and arounds, love stories, breakups, and everyday spiritual quests that almost go unnoticed. Adassiya’s own Oriental origins and travels also leave their marks on the release: “Each country, city and culture has its own singular sound. Then you meet people who have the power to inspire, which also adds up in my composition.”

Melodic trumpets, flamenco-style guitar, autobiographical lyrics, and electronic beats constitute an E.P. that’s sometimes bewitching or joyful, always heartfelt. Mektoub features P.rivas and also includes a remix by Jean Claude Ades.

About the Artist


Mixing distinctive vocals, DJ skills and hypnotic production, Adassiya’s rise since 2016 has seen her play everywhere from Paris, Cannes, the Middle East and Mexico to events for L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent and the Eva Longoria Charity Gala. Releases La Vida, Ya Habibi (250k+ streams to date) and Rebirth with Valeron have only seen her popularity grow, with recent tours in Tulum and residency at Scorpios Mykonos.