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TAXI 404: THE ASCENDING BAND ON THE LEBANESE MUSIC SCENE

It all started with three young men who share a passion for music.

After drawing attention to their work at a poetry night in Beirut around 2017, Amin Zorkot (vocalist/songwriter), Andy Rustom (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter) and Hanna Yazbeck (drummer) were on their way to creating a new path for French hip-hop/pop music in Lebanon. 

In 2020, the trio finally got the chance to release their debut EP, Vortex-404, featuring rich sounds and tunes that set them apart from other local artists. Sure enough, plenty of fans started to align to watch the band perform in many locations across the capital.

This newfound popularity grew even bigger when the three friends came out with their second EP, which includes the song Soleil that accompanied Lebanese on their car rides whenever they turned on the radio. A candid video was also released with this track to reflect its joyful and summerish aura.

With 214.4K plays on Anghami, these young men are on the right track. They are now signed to the record label WHITEKID™ RECORDS and the distribution companies Warner Music Middle East and Believe Arabia, with whom they are now working with to release their first album, which we’re pretty sure will be a hit.

Their fusion of French hip-hop and pop could succeed to reshape the notion of contemporary music in Lebanon and the region, so keep an eye on these three talented artists.