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Brian Asha is a vocalist, songwriter and music producer now based in Vancouver, Canada. His newest recordings feature sounds in dance music, alternative rock and retro pop; delivered with his unique, intimate vocal style. As a DJ he is celebrated for his diverse playlists that create just the right vibe for the best nightclubs, hotels, lounges and events.  

Raised in the UK and East Africa on Glam, Punk and Reggae music, Brian Asha moved to Toronto in the 80's and quickly became part of the music scene on Queen Street West. Before long he was working as a DJ on local radio, in after-hours bars and dance clubs.

Brian's neighbour in Toronto was Jamaican born Donovan Black, drummer for UK reggae stars Twinkle Brothers and  Toronto's Messenjah. Together they recorded several tracks as King Culture, creating a fusion of rock, reggae and electronic dance music.

In the 90's, he pioneered Canada’s underground rave scene in Toronto and Montreal with House of Euphoria, a DJ cooperative, fusing sexy performance art and dance music catching the attention of Canadian media and even CNN.

In 1995 Brian moved to Montreal and made the EP Supernova at Studio Morin Heights, working with producer Nicolas Miranda and singer Pascale Coulombe of Montreal's COMA. The sessions produced Lady Queen Street and Super Nova, signalling a grittier rock sound. 

Since the mid 1990's, Brian has worked extensively in online media. He is a Canadian internet pioneer. Today, he is a Creative Director and web TV host. He was an early champion of New Leaf Project, an innovative program that helps people who are homeless in Vancouver. 

 

Brian continues to DJ and release new music, partnering in recent years with Karl Mohr of Tape Life Records, Montreal producer Jordan Perry and Vancouver's Jake Millions. His newest recordings feature sounds in dance music, alternative rock and retro pop and are available on multiple platforms around the world.

 

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Brian Asha | Dance Music Mix

Brian Asha | Retro Pop Mix

Brian Asha | Lady Queen Street | Best Of 80's & 90's 

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