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R3HAB is a producer who has successfully achieved mainstream notoriety while maintaining a positive affinity within the electronic music scene. Once an artist starts enlisting high-profile pop collaborators, many fans are quick to peg him or her as a sellout. R3HAB, whose real name is Fadil El Ghoul, has found a way to release singles authentic to his electronic beginnings while also producing radio hits that blend subtle progressive undertones with a compelling vocal line in order to maintain its radio appeal.
Recently, El Ghoul enlisted one of the most high-profile pop collaborators out there. He tapped Zayn Malik, former member of pop band One Direction, and Jungleboi for new single “Flames.” After the track received a warm reception, they have released an elaborate and thought-provoking music video for the single that’s set to come out in January.
Dancing Astronaut spoke to El Ghoul about the thought-provoking video, and about how the concept for the visual narrative came to be. He explains, “It’s Zayn’s creation to be honest. He had this concept and storyline, and all I really had to do was read it and enjoy.”
While “Flames” is the artist’s most recent release, he has been putting out music for more than a decade. He started off his career putting out various singles alongside Hardwell, and the rest is history. While ...
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