Some musicians aim to viscerally excite through impact and tension, some strive to take the listener by the hand and guide them through a dense emotional journey. Rarely, someone emerges who is capable of both, moving dancefloors and hearts with equal vigour. Assaf is just that rarity, a welcome oasis in a desert of single-faceted DJs. Ranging from precise, penetrating kick drums to lush swaths of orchestral instrumentation, Assaf constructs a musical landscape that is at once immediate and thoughtful. Live, Assaf displays a maturity and connection with the audience that is usually reserved for decades-long veterans, and leaves even the most discerning listener struggling for fault.