Giolì & Assia are the young Italian duo of producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, record label owners, and DJs live performer, creating music that blends the styles of house, indie, and pop that is uniquely their own. Giolì plays the piano, cello, drums, guitar, and handpan, and Assia handles lead vocal duties as well as the guitar. Although their relationship started as manager and artist, the creative partnership developed into a production and songwriting duo in 2016. Later that year, they founded their own record label imprint to distribute their music, Diesis Records.
Now, ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water’ LP, Giolì & Assia share their Top 10 inspirational tracks:
1. Stromae – ta fête
‘Every time we listen to this song, it charges us with positive energy.’
2. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
‘We like how it transports us to another dimension at the beginning of the song, only to be bursting with energy with the drums right after the first verse.’
3. Coldplay – Lost!
‘Beautiful combination of an ethereal and sweet melody with the use of catchy percussions and toms.’
4. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Underwater
‘It gives us such surreal emotional feelings this one, truly inspiring track!’
5. Lorde – Sober
‘We like to play this song to get into the right vibe before going out .’
6. The xx – Crystalised
‘We were inspired by the lyrics and the mix of electronic with indie rock music.’
7. Woodkid – Iron
‘We got inspired by the use of cinematic horns and majestic percussions.’
8. Alt-J (∆) – Matilda
‘We like to sing this one with the guitar, a beautiful song.’
9. Lana Del Rey – Carmen
‘The perfect sensual mix of lyrics and voice – we love it!’
10. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
‘It makes us jump whenever we hear it :)’
Giolì & Assia’s ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water’ is out on September 9th on Ultra Records. Pre-order your copy here.