Yoel Genin

Yoel Genin

Yoel Genin (Shwesmo) is a producer, composer and guitarist, combining Prog-Metal, Fusion and Middle Eastern influences into a new electronic context.

Born and raised in Israel, Already at a young age Yoel appeared on the big stages of his home country in various festivals and also performed across Europe, and recorded electric guitar for multiple albums of local Prog bands.

Yoel’s hunger to expand his knowledge led him to study at Rimon School of Music (Israel), and later at Berklee College of Music, where he won the “Dameron” and “Ulanowski” awards in composition, while working towards completing the prestigious Degree in Jazz Composition, which he graduated 'Magna cum Laude'. By that time, he was leading his Prog-Fusion Quintet and released the debut album – HAGO, which cultivated tremendous reviews around the world as it was considered musically groundbreaking. 

Since then, Yoel has performed with, and arranged for world-class artists like Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Serrano, and Idan Raichel. As part of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, he arranged and performed with some of the biggest Indian artists such as Raghu Dixit, Vijay Parkash and Shankar Mahadevan, in the US and India. He also joined the Porg-Metal band Distorted Harmony, and was endorsed by the unique OD guitars.

Yoel’s exploration of breaking musical borders then led him into the world of electronic music, and to the creation of Shwesmo - setting all of his vast musical knowledge and style against a modern electronic sound, to create something unique within the electronic music genre.

Where they grew up:
Eilat, Israel
Favourite BIE Song:
Daniel tagid li daniel = Thaniye Thannanthaniye
Least Favourite BIE Song:
That song where I don’t play (;
Cooks an AMAZING:
Hard boiled egg. (On top of an amazing hummussssssss)
Third Favourite Color: