"Music is the strongest form of magic, calling us to the spiritual - and the sensual."
- Brian Asha
Brian Asha is a vocalist, songwriter and producer now based in Toronto, Canada. His newest recordings feature sounds in electronic dance music and retro pop; delivered with his unique, intimate vocal style.
Brian came up in Toronto's alternative music scene on Queen Street West in the 1980's. He formed King Culture with Donovan Black, who played drums for UK reggae stars Twinkle Brothers and later Toronto's Messenjah. King Culture fused rock, electronic dance music and reggae, forging a new, international sound.
In the early 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 electronic dance music in shows like CYBORG NRG 2XS, CHROMIUM CABARET and OFF WORLD, widely reported in the Canadian media and on CNN.
In 1995 he moved back to Montreal and made the EP Supernova at Studio Morin Heights, working with producer Nicolas Miranda and singer Pascale Coulombe of Montreal's alt rock Illuminati COMA. The sessions produced Lady Queen Street and Super Nova, signalling a grittier rock sound. Later sessions produced Time, Grace of God, Put the Radio On and Hold Me In Your Arms.
Since the mid 1990's, Brian has worked extensively in online media. He is a Canadian internet pioneer. Today, he is a successful technology entrepreneur with a focus on digital marketing and a passion for social enterprise.
He is a founding director of New Leaf Project, an innovative program that helps people who are homeless in Vancouver.
Brian Asha continues to release new music, partnering in recent years with Karl Mohr of Tape Life Records and Multibeat Studios in Toronto and Montreal producer Jordan Perry. His newest recordings feature sounds in electronica, dance music and retro pop and are available on multiple platforms around the world.