#WaraElMazzika: Promising Singer Abayazied Talks Wain A’Ramallah And Working with Mohamed Mounir!
In this edition of #WaraElMazzika, we had a very interesting conversation with a very promising artist, Abayazied after the success of his latest release Wain A’Ramallah. Ahmed Abayazied has become a significant voice that started his musical career previously as a backing vocal on the Mohamed Mounir band. Previously a founding member of several bands notably the bands; ‘Hawidro’ and ‘Kaza Mode’ and the ‘Nour Project’ and the bands was a success due to their creative approach to music, which served as a stage for growth for Abayazied. Follow our hashtag #WaraElMazzika for more exclusives from the music industry.
How did Wain A Ramallah come to life?
Originally, I did Wain A’Ramallah back in college. I first heard it from a Syrian band called ‘Kelna Sawa’, and I really liked it. I was jamming at my studio one day, playing music, and started playing Wain A’Ramallah in a slower tempo with a different harmony and chords. I thought it was more emotional and I decided that I should share this with people.
How did Disco Misr’s Mostafa El Sherif contributed to the song?
I was encouraged by Abdelrhman Roushdy to do it, and I sent it to Mostafa El Sherif, and he liked it and told me that he’d like to work on it with me. We both worked on it until it came out like this, and we recorded it in their studio. It was a lovely experience working with them. I’m very grateful as his contribution took the song to another level.
Should we expect more covers or originals from you in the near future?
Wait for both, I’m currently working on both in my upcoming EP.
What inspires your music?
Different cultures inspire my music very much. Geography’s influence on music, and how different countries have different music is very interesting for me. At some point, the music on my hard disc was categorized by continent. So culture plays a huge role in inspiring my music. But also modernity and evolution, as I’m very fond of tech music and how it evolved, and I’d like to use it to express myself through my music.
What did you learn from working with the legendary Mohamed Mounir?
Mohamed Mounir is a whole different story. I’ve been working with him since 2004, so more than 16 years! I’ve learned so much from him throughout the years. He inspires me and influenced me on so many levels, not because he’s my uncle, but because he’s The Mohamed Mounir. He’s a father-figure to me. He’s also been a role model when it comes to his performances and his choices of music and art.
How was it collaborating with Sharmoofers on your latest hit, Jamal Al Wojood?
A very mesmerizing experience. One of the best actually. I love Bahaa and Moe, they’re my friends for years. When we sat down to talk about the project, we were all working in harmony and working with love.
Talk to us about your duet with Ibby.
Working with Red Bull and Ibby was a very exhausting yet very interesting and fun experience. It was like a Safari adventure. We had a mission to make a full-body track that is ready to release in just eight hours! We had this amazing team of the music producer and the sound engineer, they were English, and they had us to bring out a tune in less than one hour. We then worked on the song and finished in six hours.
What are your future plans?
Releasing EPs, and never disappearing from the scene again. I’ve been disappearing a lot, but not anymore. And also, hopefully breaking a leg soon!