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From Hedkandi to Tom Jones, Assaf has performed all around the globe+will bring his world class showmanship+infectious energy to your event!
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Assaf is a unique performance artist and show drummer based in London, UK. He has firmly established himself as the premier club-percussionist. His drum and percussion solos have had millions of views on You-Tube making him friends and fans all around the globe. Clients: TV Shows: Top Of The Pops, Jonathan Ross, Paul O'Grady Festival Performances: Bestival, Glastonbury, Party In The Park London’s West End Clubs: DSTRKT, Project, Kensington Roof Gardens, China White, The Playboy Club London, Café De Paris, Mnky Hse, IT Artists: Tom Jones, Kevin Saunderson, Chicane, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Rozalla, Angie Brown, Inner City Brands: Hed Kandi, Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Galaxy FM International performances: El Divino, Ibiza Zero Gravity, Dubai Barasti Beach, Dubai XL Beach Club, Dubai White X Lounge, Dubai Formula 1 after party, Bahrain Ministry of Sound, Kuala Lumpur W Hotel, Qatar Private parties in Moscow, New Delhi, Italy, Ecuador, Mauritius… Testimonials: “Assaf is the most exciting percussionist on the dance scene today. His combination of flawless skill and flair is really something to behold, the guy is truly awesome” -Andrew Daniels, DJ Hedkandi/Triple Dee/Hot Rats "Assaf is an outstanding performer, we always love working with him for his enthusiastic vibe and great ability” -Kevin Saunderson/Inner City “Assaf really brings so much to every gig- tons of energy, an amazing musician, fantastic showman and a lovely guy too” -David Dunne (DJ and presenter of the Hedkandi Radio Show/Ministry of Sound/Galaxy FM) “There’s few people out there who can combine showmanship and performance like Assaf can. Night after night he nails it” -Paul Louis, Tour manager, Chicane “I’ve been lucky enough to work with Assaf on a regular basis and he is simply the best percussionist I have worked with. His work goes beyond simple accompaniment to a full show that holds the audience spellbound” -Mark Doyle, founder of Hedkandi

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House, Christmas, Electronic, Deep house, EDM, Electronica, Garage, Ibiza club, Techno, Pop, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Top 40, Soul, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Brazilian music, Bossa nova, Calypso, Caribbean music, Latin, Jewish music, Salsa, Samba
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Assaf on Percussion 's Song list

I play to any songs of any style and have played 1000s of events ranging from House, Pop, Garage, Soul and Hip hop.
I'm also happy to play traditional music, world music incl middle eastern/arabic music (incl playing Darbuka)...
A sample of the Ibiza type of songs that work well for percussion:
Farruko - Pepas - Tiësto Remix
Crunkz - Superlike - VIP Mix
Disco Fries - Family Affair - HÄWK & BEYGE Remix
Joel Corry - The Parade
J Balvin - In Da Getto
MistaJam - Monday Kind of Tuesday
Öwnboss - Move Your Body
Gabry Ponte - Call Me (with R3HAB & Timmy Trumpet)
Alok - Deep Down (feat. Never Dull)
Fred again.. - Jungle
Don Omar - Danza Kuduro
Riton - Fasta
Endor - Pump It Up
Masove - Mr. Saxobeat
Madism - Freed From Desire
Madism - Don't You Worry Child
Steve Angello - Show Me Love - Dubdogz Remix
Miami Sound Machine - Conga!
Amorphous - Finally (Cannot Hide It)
Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Proyecto Uno - Tiburon
J Balvin - Mi Gente
Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand - Radio Edit
Architechs - Body Groove - Radio Edit
ACRAZE - Do It To It - Tiësto Remix
Daft Punk - One More Time - Radio Edit [Short Radio Edit]
John Summit - La Danza
J Cru - Will Smith Slap Rap
Joel Corry - OUT OUT (feat. Charli XCX & Saweetie)
Oliver Heldens - Gecko (Overdrive) - Radio Edit
Bob Sinclar - Rock This Party - Everybody Dance Now
James Hype - More Than Friends
Imanbek - Belly Dancer
Masove - Destination Calabria
David Guetta - Family Affair (Dance For Me)
Riton - Friday (feat. Mufasa & Hypeman) - Dopamine Re-Edit
Kevin McKay - Gimme Gimme (feat. Bleech) - Club Mix
ACRAZE - Do It To It
James Hype - Ferrari
Endor - Pump It Up - BRKLYN Remix
Farruko - Pepas - David Guetta Remix - Radio Edit
David Puentez - Superstar - VIP Mix
Snoop Dogg - Wet - Remix
HÄWK - No Diggity
David Guetta - Crazy What Love Can Do
Sean Finn - The Rhythm of the Night
71 Digits - Low
Tom Santa - Rainfall (Praise You)
Tenchi - It Wasn't Me
Jax Jones - Where Did You Go? (feat. MNEK)
Jax Jones - You Don't Know Me (feat. RAYE)
Joel Corry - Head & Heart (feat. MNEK)
Joel Corry - BED
Joel Corry - Sorry
Rihanna - We Found Love
Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
Rihanna - S&M
Rihanna - Pon de Replay
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Rihanna - Umbrella - Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit
Jake Believe - How Deep Is Your Love
Karen Harding - Say Something - Zac Samuel Remix
Gorgon City - Ready For Your Love
Becky Hill - My Heart Goes (La Di Da)
The Weekends - Chunky
HUGEL - La candela viva
Robin S - Show Me Love
Burna Boy - Last Last
Rema - Soundgasm
StarBoy - Soco (feat. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri)
Wizkid - Essence (feat. Tems)
Rema - Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)
Kid AlpHa - Colours
DRB Lasgidi - Trouble
DJ Jordan MasterBoy - Le goût de ça
Davido - UNAVAILABLE (feat. Musa Keys)
Khaid - Carry Me Go
CKay - love nwantiti (ah ah ah)
Adekunle Gold - Sinner
Rema - Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)
Afro B - Drogba (Joanna)
Matias Deago - DjaDja - Remix
Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote
J Hus - Who Told You (feat. Drake)
Mellow Ibiza type set may include:
Lizzo - About Damn Time
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
T.I. - Live Your Life
Rihanna - What's My Name?
Drake - Nice For What
Elton John - Cold Heart - PNAU Remix
Calvin Harris - One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)
Becky G - MAMIII
Lost Frequencies - Where Are You Now
Doja Cat - Woman
Jason Derulo - Acapulco
Jason Derulo - Take You Dancing
Tesher - Jalebi Baby (Tesher x Jason Derulo)
Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives - Radio Edit
Nathan Dawe - 21 Reasons (feat. Ella Henderson)
Jubël - Dancing In The Moonlight (feat. NEIMY)
Going Deeper - Sing It Back
Tiësto - The Business
Luis Fonsi - Despacito - Remix
Shakira - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)
Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego - Ao Vivo
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
CamelPhat - Cola
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
Hot Natured - Benediction
Tom & Collins - Sola - Edit
Mark Knight - Man With The Red Face - Radio Edit
Supermode - Tell Me Why - Radio Edit
Wankelmut - My Head Is A Jungle - MK Remix - Radio Edit
Hip Hop/Old Skool R&B:
Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E.
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
50 Cent - In Da Club
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize - 2007 Remaster
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Ludacris - Stand Up
Ice Cube - You Can Do It
Fat Joe - What's Luv? (feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti)
50 Cent - P.I.M.P.
The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. P. Diddy, Ma$e) - 2005 Remaster
Naughty By Nature - O.P.P. (Re-Recorded)
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
House Of Pain - Jump Around
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Kelis - Milkshake
Sean Paul - Get Busy
Usher - Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris)
Missy Elliott - Work It
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)
Flo Rida - Low (feat. T-Pain)
Fatman Scoop - Be Faithful
Amerie - 1 Thing
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)
Panjabi MC - Mundian To Bach Ke
Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers - Sunship Radio Edit
Wideboys - Sambuca - Original Mix (Radio Edit) [feat. Dennis G]
Monsta Boy - Sorry! (I Didn't Know) - Original Radio Edit
Artful Dodger - Moving Too Fast - Radio Edit
Architechs - Body Groove (feat. Nana) - Mix MC Version
So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds
Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind (feat. Craig David)
DJ Luck & MC Neat - A Little Bit of Luck
DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies - Do You Really Like It? - Radio Edit
Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This - D'N'D Radio Edit
Shola Ama - Imagine - Asylum Remix
DJ Luck & MC Neat - Masterblaster 2000 - Original Mix
Egypt - In The Morning (Let Your Love Come In) - Original Radio Edit
Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate (Radio Edit)
Artful Dodger - Please Don't Turn Me On (feat. Lifford) - Radio Edit
T2 - Heartbroken
Sisqo - Thong Song
Sisqo - Thong Song - Artful Dodger Remix
Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
Fish Go Deep - The Cure & The Cause - Dennis Ferrer Remix
Sia - Little Man - Exemen Works
Romina Johnson - Movin Too Fast (Bump And Flex Vocal)
Dub Conspiracy - Freak Like Me - Original Mix
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood - Ed Case / Sweetie Irie Refix
Haddaway - What Is Love - 7" Mix
Livin' Joy - Dreamer - Janice Robinson Vocal
Ultra Naté - Free
Corona - The Rhythm of the Night
Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me (feat. Duane Harden) - Radio Edit
The Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme - Radio Edit
SNAP! - Rhythm Is A Dancer - 7" Edit
Room 5 - Make Luv - Live
CeCe Peniston - Finally
Gala - Freed From Desire
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You - Radio Edit
Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (La Da Dee La Da Da) - Radio Edit
Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On - Mk Dub Revisited Edit
The Original - I Luv U Baby - Edit
Wamdue Project - King of My Castle - Roy Malone's King Radio Edit
Moloko - Sing It Back - Boris Dlugosch Mix
StoneBridge - Put 'Em High - StoneBridge & JJ Radio
Sharon Woolf - Sweet Like Chocolate - Radio Mix
Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close - Mentor Original Radio Edit
B15 Project - Girls Like Us
Craig David - Rewind
DJ Luck & MC Neat - Poision
Inner City - Good Life (Remastered)
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
T2 - Heartbroken - Edit
Modjo - Lady - Hear Me Tonight
Heavy D & The Boyz - Now That We Found Love
Garreth Maher - Ride On Time - Club Edit
The Bucketheads - The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
Eric Prydz - Pjanoo - Radio Edit
Faithless - Insomnia - Radio Edit
Sonique - It Feels So Good
Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Original Radio Edit
Teebone - Fly Bi - Original Mix
A typical wedding playlist may include:
Conga - Miami Sound Machine
Show me love
One more time
My heart goes (la di da)
Wake me up
Save the world tonight
Gimme everything tonight
I got a feeling
I will survive
One Kiss
Higher love
Sweet dreams
Mi Gente
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Get lucky
Blurred Lines
Gonna make your sweat (everybody dance now)
Pump up the jam
Dance Kuduro - Don Omar
SHY FX - Shake Ur Body - Original Mix
M-Beat - Incredible
Sigma - Nobody To Love - Radio Edit
Sigma - Changing
Tritonal - Getaway - Koven Remix
Eric Prydz - Pjanoo - Radio Edit
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)
Armand Van Helden - My My My
The Kooks - Naive
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger - Remastered
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Rehearsal Demo
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Oasis - Wonderwall - Remastered
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy and positive vibes! I get people involved a lot. From clapping hands to giving out tambourines, encouraging them to dance and even letting them play my percussion... There's also a high level display of skill adding a "wow factor" that is many times captured by video cameras and cell phones, making the event extra special!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury Bestival Royal Festival Hall Party In The Park O2 Arena Kensington Roof Gardens Café De Paris Mnky Hse Sumosan Twiga Scala, Kings Cross El Divino, Ibiza Zero Gravity, Dubai Barasti Beach, Dubai Ministry of Sound, Kuala Lumpur W Hotel, Qatar World trade center, Manila Private parties in Moscow, Bahrain, New Delhi, Italy, Ecuador, Mauritius...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder Sting Billy Joel Paul Simon Prince Earth Wind and Fire Frank Sinatra Miles Davis Nirvana Foo Fighters Queen The Police Bob Marley Jimi Hendrix Don McLean Oasis Nina Simone The Cure The Beatles Red Hot Chilli Peppers Green Day The Killers The Kooks The Weeknd Avicii Buddy Rich Billy Cobham Omar Hakim Dave Weckl Elvin Jones Vinnie Colaiuta

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Glastonbury/Top of the Pops with Tom Jones

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If it's the same day and I'm not otherwise booked, that's not a problem. I will always try to work around your schedule. Just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, but will need access, permission to the PA, DJ mixer (unless I am also supplying this)

How much time do you need to set up?

20-30 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can play absolutely any music and songs you like. I've played 1000s of events and happily jam along to any song, any genre! No problem!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, but if it's a big venue/event I will need to plug into your PA or DJ mixer (unless I am also supplying this)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I will happily learn any music in advance, but am very capable of playing along to any song/genre without preparation!

Assaf on Percussion 's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£312.50
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£562.50
A total of 2 hours music with a few sets of live percussion: I play percussion alongside music that I will provide myself via playlists format customized for your event. And of course you can always provide your own songs or playlists to be mixed in and request songs on the night ;-) Note: this package assumes you have an amp or a PA for me to plug into. If you require for me to bring a PA, pls see my other package options or add-ons!
A total of 2 hours music with a few sets of live percussion: I play percussion alongside music that I will provide myself via playlists format customized for your event. And of course you can always provide your own songs or playlists to be mixed in and request songs on the night ;-) I will also bring an amp or small PA to cover a medium sized room for about 200-300 people
Playlist/DJ+Percussion+PA extra hours
A total of 3 hours music with a few sets of live percussion: I play percussion alongside music that I will provide myself via playlists format customized for your event. And of course you can always provide your own songs or playlists to be mixed in and request songs on the night ;-) I will also bring an amp or small PA to cover a medium sized room for about 200-300 people


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From Encore customers:

Martin L
16 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, really got the party going.

Reply from Assaf on Percussion
16 days ago

Thanks so much Martin! Great audience participation ;-)

Naomi H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Assaf exceeded all our expectations! Myself and all our guests had the best time! Everyone was up dancing. Highly recommend and hope to have Assaf back again for another party 🥳

Reply from Assaf on Percussion
3 months ago

Nice one Naomi! Had a blast playing to all these old skool Funk tunes!✊ Thanks so much! 🙏😎

Hannah J
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Assaf!! What a guy he was amazing he made the evening so much fun!!! Thank you so much! Any excuse for a party we will be using him again! X

Reply from Assaf on Percussion
4 months ago

Hey Hannah, thank you so much!!!🙏 Great crowd to perform for!!! 👍😎

Jenny F
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Assaf brought great energy and god vibes , perfect choice to get the Wedding party dancing al night

Reply from Assaf on Percussion
6 months ago

Thank you Jenny! What a great crowd to play for! 😎🙏

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From other customers:

Angelica B
2 months ago, for a Birthday party in Islington
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5 out of 5

Assaf chose the perfect music for the event and created such a fun atmosphere for my daughter's birthday party! Really hope we can use him again next time around!

Charlotte C
4 months ago, for a Private event in Cannock WS12
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5 out of 5

"Thanks so much, everyone was raving about you all night (and ever since). Really made our summer party special, would definitely hire you again next time around! "

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