“This Tropikal Camel has an undeniable music talent & the ultimate quality of the philosopher: Asking questions - those features that have made him what he is today: a musical ambassador." Jeunen Afrique
“This smart album of tribal Arabic, bass and industrial techno is more concerned with his heritage, starting with his grandparents and stretches to Morocco, Iran, Kurdistan and Austria” Guardian
Hailing from Jerusalem, Roi Assayag aka Tropikal Camel is considered to be a pioneer and founder of the local underground scene. For the past years, he casts a spell over audiences from Europe to Africa through the Middle East by blending percussive rhythms with a psychedelic edge - a sound that is touching both heritage and futurism. In his unique way he fuses elements into a special blend - driven bass, deep pads and chopped chants for a journey into his roots in the middle east & North Africa.
As a producer & MC, Roi Assayag has released numerous albums under different aliases & projects. His performances and releases have marked him as a groundbreaking artist, one that knows how to hybrid his influences into an original language. In 2013 the Tropikal Camel was born in Berlin, followed by two remarkable albums that led him to play his live-show experience in festivals & many European stages like Fusion festival, Nyege Nyege, Les Trans, ADE, Les Electropicales and many more.
His new album “Awakening Spirit” has been released in 2019 in “Rebel Up”records. The album is cutting edge visionary journey into identity and mysticism. The album was covered in XL8R, Trax magazine and Les Yeux Orange to name a few.
Tropikal camel is a member of the Arabstazy platform, that have released "Under frustration" compilation in collaboration with Infine.
With a musical experience of 20 years, Tropikal Camel live is a deep uplifting ritual, an ecstatic ride into the middle east & North Africa.