No one on this planet sounds like Aïsha Devi. Her voice is her most powerful tool in a repertoire that includes thumping beats and rave stabs, seraphic and guttural singing, mystical linguistics and corporeal sonics.
Born by the Swiss alps with Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, a transversal of identity was forged, guiding both her personal and creative process as a non-conformed seeker. Dislocating pop culture, also evident in her mixes for Resident Advisor, FACT, NTS and Mixmag is one of her foundational tools and stylistic signatures.
In 2013 Devi co-founded Danse Noire, a label collective supporting insurrectional club music from around the world, where she released her breakout EP, followed by ‘Hakken Dub / Throat Dub’ in 2014, giving context to her universe alongside artists including Ruhail Qaisar, Yikii, and J.G. Biberkopf.
In 2015 Houndstooth released Aïsha Devi’s debut album, ‘Of Matter And Spirit’, a significant sonic statement rich in political and philosophical subtext. 2018 saw the release of Devi’s sophomore album, ‘DNA Feelings’, her most accomplished statement to date, addressing how music can alter the fundamental vibrations of our material world and the very fiber of our being. The process led her to collaborating with Chinese visual artist Tianzhuo Chen on a string of videos, as well as theatrical dance performances together with the Asian Dope Boys collective, most notably at The Barbican and The Broad museum. She has also recently composed for and performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
But Aïsha Devi is just as magnetic performing solo. With her mesmeric digital world-building and captivating stage presence she has bowled over crowds at CTM, Primavera, Unsound, Boiler Room and countless festivals and venues from Siberia to Mexico and beyond.