ANAKHEMIA is the artist persona of
Afra Khan who plays
electronic mind-body music,
and whose vision is simply to inspire dialogue in the human psyche through the method of musical storytelling.
Deeply inspired by Quantum // Metaphysics, sound manipulation and Minimal Art, her music can be expected to traverse through a variety of sonic textures that are raw, evocative, cinematic and avant-garde.
Her artistic persona is sometimes deployed as a messenger for the contingent at
Mothership 1711 orbiting in Galaxy RA.
Growing up between Saudi Arabia and India, she finds the notions of conformity, belonging and identity very illusionary and dangerous ideas that reflect in the versatile sound of her music and DJ sets.
As a DJ she has played gigs in the Middle East, India and Ibiza.
She was shortlisted at the UK Songwriting Contest, 2013, judged by top Grammy, Emmy, CMA and Brit Gold and Platinum award-winning producers and artists for her track, ‘Run Into The Wild,’ in the lyrics category.
In August 2015, her debut demo
‘The Prophecy’ peaked in the Top 10 positions in the Casablanca Records (sub label of Universal Music)
Demo Contest where she received positive acclaim from the label’s A & R executives and received one of the highest plays among the submissions.
She self-released her debut track,
‘The Prophecy’ on 17.11.2015 and has received support from press and veterans in the electronic dance music industry such as the Techno Originator Juan Atkins, André Winter, Discwoman and many more.
The music video for ‘The Prophecy’ was selected for display at
‘Techno & the City’ art exhibition hosted by Techno & Philosophy and Fiumano Art Gallery in London between November 3 – 12, 2016, where it shared space with seminal and pioneering artists who’ve contributed their visual art since Techno’s raw beginnings in Detroit to the likes of Juan Atkins, Underground Resistance, Jeff Mills and many more.
Her live electronic sets,
‘Electric Dreams Livewire’, is a monthly video series on Youtube, whereas the
monthly DJ mix, ‘Electric Dreams’ hosted on Mixcloud,
reflects a journey meandering from darkness to light and in-between
while pondering on existential themes of human regard.
Currently, she is working on music and film score productions inspired by the position of technology in music and pop-culture, while remaining curious about the influence of electronic music on human behaviour.