Obay* remembers the nightmarish chain of events that forced him to flee from Syria. It started with the arrest of his cousin, who was locked up in one of the many prisons that the Assad regime shovels its political opponents into. Since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, these prisons have become death chambers where at least 10,000 people are believed to have died under torture, according to war crimes investigators. After the arrest, Obay lay low, rarely attending classes out of fear for his own safety. It was during these long spells at home that he started producing electronic music.
Via Warren David