Assaf Amdursky

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During a concert held in Rishon LeZion

Assaf Amdursky (born January 30, 1971) is an Israeli singer and producer.

Music career[edit]

Amdursky began his career in Israel with the band "Taarovet Escot", and together they released one album in 1991.[1] In 1994, he wrote and composed most of the songs in his first solo album, titled "Assaf Amdusrky", which was released in 1994. In it he played guitar, keyboards, percussion, bass, harmonica, and trumpet. The album was re-mastered and released again in 2008.

In 1999 Amdursky published his album Menoim Shketim (Silent Engines) with the song "15 minutes," which went gold.

During the mid-1990s, Amdursky moved to the United States to pursue a DJ and dance music production career. He teamed up with Friburn & Urik to produce a remix for their debut single “You Got My Love” on Sub Culture Records. With production partner Omri Anghel, he formed "Hard Attack." The duo released their first single on the Jellybean Recordings Label, “Set Me Free”, which immediately climbed its way up to the top-20 Billboard Dance Music chart.

From 1999 to 2002, Amdursky released a number of remixes and original tracks as a producer, in collaboration with Israeli producer Haim Laroz. Back in Israel, Amdursky released a live album in 2000, which documents a live show with a new electronic version to his earlier songs. In 2000 he was awarded the Israeli Singer of the Year award (the "Tamuz Prize"), and the Album of the Year award for Silent Engines.[2]

Amdursky also worked as the music producer on the movies Nina's Tragedies (2003), Ahava Columbianit (2004), and Lost Islands (2008).[3]

In 2005, he produced a double cover album, which interprets 1980s Israeli songs with a touch of electronic music.

Amdursky's self-released studio album Harei At (There You Are), released in 2008, also went gold.[4] It combined 11 new rock, pop, and jazz style songs, all dealing with love and partnerships.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Amdursky was married for 12 years to singer/songwriter Michal Amdursky, who came out with a solo album after her divorce from Amdursky. The divorce is the subject of some of the songs on her album, in which she sings of emerging finally from her ex-husband's shadow.[7]

Preceded by
Israeli Singer of the Year Award (Tamuz Prize)
Succeeded by
David D'Or

External links[edit]

Media related to Assaf Amdursky at Wikimedia Commons