Electro Rush: Tareq Souleiman

Photo: Nikos Katsaros

I stumbled on Tareq Souleiman on twitter, I can't even remember how, but I'm happy I did nevertheless. Tareq is a half Jordanian, half Greek musician born and raised in Thessaloniki and, now, based in Athens. 

I was always a fan of the Greek Electronica scene, (two of my favorite electro albums are the obscure Universal releases: Greek Electro & Greek Electro 2). I think Tareq's body of work is such an awesome addition to the Greek Electro scene, if not exactly what was missing from it. In addition to his own great pieces, he also produces crisp atmospheric remixes for Casey Spooner and Marsheaux, to name the two that fascinated me the most. 

Cocoon is his first solo album, in one of the top slots on my wishlist, containing a great deal of collaborations, but Cold (video below) and Feel Me with Natassa Bofiliou (a very pleasant surprise) are my favorites this period.