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Grace, a.k.a AHYOKA, is a female Dj and producer of dark progressive based in Paris, France.
AHYOKA is a Native American word meaning “she brought happiness”.
The aim of this project is to open your senses and consciousness by experiencing deep, emotional and mental sounds.
Grace first got a taste for music at 7 years old, when she started to play the piano. She then took up the guitar and learnt how to play the drums to further develop her musical skills.
In 2009, Grace was introduced to trance music where she instantly fell in love with the psychedelic scene: the music, the energy, the vibes, the people and the culture. With encouragement from her friends, she decided to take up mixing and bought her first turntables in 2010.
Her DJ career was born, playing electro breaks on vinyl. She switched to mixing on CDJs after discovering Progressive Trance.
Since her first appearance as a Djane in 2011, Grace had the opportunity to play in many underground parties, clubs and festivals such as Oxygen Party (2012), Hilight Tribe & Friends (2015), Organic Tales (2015), Álfheimr Festival 2016, Egregora Festival 2016, Wonderland #7 (2016), Solstice Festival 2018, organised across Europe under the name “Pandora” from Mental Drop Records.
A few years later, the Danish label, Melting Runes Records, signed Grace as a Label Dj for dark progressive style, and for whom she compiled the V.A 'Lupuna' released in 2015.
Behind the decks, she manages to express with finesse, powerful Dj sets with rumbling bass lines combined with dark, twisted and hypnotic sounds.
Until now, she has played her AHYOKA project in France, Norway, Portugal, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, India and in the U.K, in various underground parties and festivals such as Álfheimr Festival 2016, Egregora Festival 2016, Forest Soul Gathering 2017 & 2019 (also collaborated as stage manager on the main stage), and Fora de Tempo Festival 2018 where she also worked as logistics manager with the Production Crew.
She has played alongside amazing artists such as Millivolt, Dust, Hilight Tribe, Anakis, Mojo’s Ears, Djane Naima, Psykia, Back to Mars, Mark Day, Highko, Blisargon Demogorgon, Naked Tourist, Kasatka, Nargun, Ulvae, Breger and many more!
Her major influences are artists from Zenon Records, Uroboros Records and Padang Records.
Bathed in imagination and always eager for learning, Grace decided to reach another level and branched into music production.
Today, Ahyoka is signed as a Label – Dj/Producer for Kunayala Records and Quadrivium Records.
⧏ ⤝ ◈ RELEASES ◈ ⤞ ⧐
➤ Ahyoka - Beyond Fear (140 bpm), Kunayala Records
➤ Ahyoka & Vicious Cactus - Freaks of Nature (142 bpm), Kunayala Records
➤ V.A LUPUNA compiled by Ahyoka, Melting Runes Records
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