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Aïsha Devi

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 in Switzerland with Nepali Indigenous heritage, a transversal identity was forged, guiding both her personal and creative process. Dislocating pop culture, also evident in her mixes for RA, FACT, NTS, and Mixmag, is one of her foundational tools.

In 2015, Aïsha Devi released her 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’, an acclaimed record addressing the impact of sound on an atomic level. On Nov.10, 2023 she released ‘Death Is Home’, her most personal and accessible album to date.

With her mesmeric digital world-building and captivating stage presence she has bowled over crowds at CTM, Primavera, Unsound, Roskilde, Dark Mofo, MoMA PS1, The Barbican, The Broad Museum and hundreds of festivals and venues from Japan to Mexico and beyond.

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Events featuring Aïsha Devi

Mar 15, 2024
11:00pm — 11:50pm
Presented by
Houndstooth / MUTEK
Barcelona, Spain
Avant / Experimental
Professional Connections
Aïsha Devi is seeking the following:
  • Sync/Music Supervisors