Having already taken South America by storm, Danish/Egyptian DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist Ashibah is now laser-focused on bringing her explosive sets to an international audience, and has been using her downtime during the pandemic to get in the studio and “make as much music as humanly possible”. And as a self-confessed control freak, she pretty much does everything herself…
“I try to at least,” she tells Headliner when questioned on the matter. “But I’m also good at figuring out what my limitations are and reaching out to people who are better than me that can help.”
And while she mostly works within the house music genre, there’s something quite niche about her approach in terms of its methodology, her unique vocal, and her sound’s overall appeal.
“The vocal is what connects everything for me,” she explains. “I always try to start with a good melody and achieve a nice crossover between house and something that people can connect with lyrics-wise.”
Ashibah’s latest record My Eyes Only, which she released on Defected sub-label D4 D4NCE, demonstrates her polished and refined sound at its very best; her exquisite self-recorded vocal combining effortlessly with audibly slick production.
“It happened in lockdown,” she reveals. “I was in the studio and I wanted to write one of those songs that just uplifts people wherever they are. All my songs I write with my partner, who also happens to be my wife. We sat in the studio with another songwriter, and started working on the lyrics and melodies. After we did the vocal, I threw all the production out and started from the beginning, because I felt it gave the track a completely different vibe.”