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INTERVIEW: Yalisaxx


Yali is a professional saxophonist/leader with a soulful and electrifying presence who plays alto and tenor saxophone.


Yali's talent is best seen on stage where her explosive and playful style fills all venues with electricity. Yalisaxx have perfected a unique experience that blends cutting-edge saxophone sounds with eclectic electronic beats.

From romantic soul to funky, R&B, classical, pop, rock, Arabic gypsy music, upbeat 80s or 90s electro, Yali's versatile skills are transmitted through the spirit. her. contagious and playful.


We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.


How would you present your work to someone who doesn't know you?

I'm a Saxophone player, and my goal is to reinvent the sound and the way of using this instrument. My latest release “Saxpedition” is a deep dive into mine and Jahav Moore's (producer) inner world.

What is the overall message you try to convey with your music?

My only goal is to understand myself better by creating music straight from my heart. I hope that by doing it as honestly as possible, listeners will connect to my frequency.

How did your last release of “Saxpedition” come about?

Since Jahav Moore and I look so similar, people were often mixing us up with one another. One day we decided to just take advantage of this and create music together.

Once we started, we simply couldn't stop and the first result was "Saxpedition". Jahav produced and mixed it while I played the saxophones and the recorder.

What is the concept behind the release?

The title says it all - Saxpedition - is an expedition, a journey into our inner galaxies. We want to take our listeners on a spiritual, emotional ride.

As for your studio, what gear is currently made up of?

I don't have a studio, my only equipment are my two saxophones and the recorder. Each producer I work with has his own gear. Jahav works in a very cool studio in TLV, the sax full live take was recorded on the Rode K2 condenser mic , through the UAD Apollo soundcard preamp, the e.bass was a Fender Precision lyte from the 80’s, the organ was Farfisa and the synth was an amazing Prophet 6.

What is the one instrument / piece of gear you would never get rid of, no matter what?

I'm not very attached to things, only to the people that I love. My saxophones are like my children, I freak out when they are out of sight... But frankly, If someone would offer me a better one I'd probably take it.

What was the last record store you visited and what did you salvage from there?

Who is going to Record stores nowadays? I remember when I was a child I went to Tower Records and bought "Gently Disturbed" by Avishai Cohen, which is still my favorite album until now.

Do you have hope for the future of music, how would you like the future of the music industry to be?

Sometimes, when I listen to my favorite albums I feel that music used to be better, but I am a very optimistic human being and I'm sure that there are many more interesting artists to discover.

I don't really have a vision for the future of the music industry. Whatever happens, will happen. We should just go with our instincts.


What bothers you?

Apathetic, robot-like artists, whose ego’s have taken over their heart. I'm always looking for the truth in someone’s art. And truth is hard to catch! Sometimes, even I feel that I’m losing it and get very disappointed in myself.

What makes you happy?

A good Jam session. Most of the music I create actually comes from jamming with multiple musicians. That's definitely my favorite thing. Sometimes it's even better than sex.

Can you tell us more about your future projects?

Shorik Beats and I are going to release a Chill Hop track called "Chill Out Tim" on the 6th of January 2023!

Jahav and I are also working on a beautiful track called "Genesis". We’ll release it as a part of an EP with 2 other tracks called "Saxomania" and "Sax Wars".

Kiriku is another great producer I'm working with. We are going to release something very big. It's Christmas soon so I will tell you that the first word of the title is "Santa".

In general, this year I'll probably release tracks I've made with amazing producers like Beats the Problem, Oatmilk, Rejkan and Guyguy (which I will release as Yali Sharon).


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