Toumba (JO/UK)


Born and raised in Jordan, DJ and producer Yazan Zyadat, aka Toumba, is now based in London, where he fashions lithe club bangers that melt Middle Eastern elements with dubstep basslines and clattering breaks. Last year he experienced a flurry of interest when Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio label released his “Petals” EP and Zyadat was able to broadcast his unique sounds on a larger platform. Tonally ambitious and deviously percussive, his music takes the essence of Arabic tarab and shelat forms (often seen as wedding music) and dilutes it in a dance floor- ready roil of booming bass and dissociated synths.

We are delighted to have this talented producer perform live at this year’s Insomnia just a few weeks after his live debut at Unsound Festival in Poland. Make sure to check out his Boiler Room or Hör DJ sets out to get a feel of whats to come.