Techno shaman Aïsha Devi transforms he club into a spiritual experience, carried by booming bass and epic vocals.
Aïsha Devi last entranced Kampnagel audiences at the 2017 Theater der Welt festival with Tianzhou Chen. The Swiss-born producer with Nepalese-Tibetan roots creates hypnotic machine-meditations, blending together pop mantras, ecstatic ritual music and abstract club sounds. She is also known for her mystical vocal range, which extends from classically trained soprano through Eastern scales to guttural drones of Tuvan throat singing. Aïsha Devi is a co-founder of the renowned label Dance Noire, which provides a platform for radical, uncompromising and, above all, cutting-edge interpretations of music. She is also responsible for performative raves worldwide as part of the party collective Asian Dope Boys. Devi is supported by the Hamburg-based visual artist and musician Rosaceae aka Leyla Yenirce, who takes up elements of noise and ambient, uses speech samples and self-penned texts to explore figurations of resistance and sonic aspects of military, media and structures of dominance. Her works have been performed at Berliner Festspiele and Münchner Kammerspiele, among others.