GROOVY GROOVY presents Aïsha Devi
AÏSHA DEVI (Danse Noire, Houndstooth) – US Debut
Aïsha Devi emerged in 2013 with the EP Aura 4 Everyone on her own sanctuary-label Danse Noire followed by the 12″ Hakken Dub/Throat Dub in Summer 2014. Danse Noire is dedicated to exploring abstracted club structures, and Devi’s own music mines her Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, using her machines to transmute deep meditation. Whether they are guttural or soprano, Devi’s warped pop mantras instruct us to find the unseen through a tense, visceral musical landscape that is often gnarled and industrial as it is danceable. Her debut LP ‘Of Matter And Spirit’, a “materialisation of her initiatic journey through her spiritual and origin quests”, was released October 2015 via Houndstooth and followed by March 2016′s lauded remix EP and video game by Emile Barret. Her live collaboration with Beijing artist Tianzhuo Chen (the artist behind her ‘Mazdâ video) and his collective Asian Dope Boys was debuted during CTM 2016 at Berghain. The A/V show featuring the visual artist Emile Barret- a declination of the videogame that includes material by Tianzhuo Chen – has since gone on to be presented all over the world including Montreal, Moscow, Mexico City and Tokyo as well as at prestigious festivals across Europe. We are excited to have her on this side of the pond for her US debut performance.
PARTS 1&2 (SWEAT EQUITY)
VESNA (GROOVY GROOVY)