Your favorite artists inspire you, but who inspires them? INSPIRED asks leading names in house and techno to share people who’ve inspired them and why. This installment of INSPIRED welcomes Giolì and Assia. A duo hailing from Palermo, Italy, who are instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, DJs, and label owners that create genreless sonics entirely on their own.
As one of the most innovative and captivating acts in dance music, they have taken the world by storm recently with their live performances and impeccable productions. And, as Members of the LGBTQ+ community, their union as a couple is the foundation upon which they have built their musical duo.
Paul Kalkbrenner was one of the first names in the underground dance world who inspired us to pursue this musical career. In particular, his songs “Sky and Sand” and “Feed Your Head” inspired us to write songs and produce.
Her voice, her lyrics, and her songs create atmospheres full of magic and grit. We like the sweetness of her voice and how often she writes lyrics using metaphors.