In Japanese mythology, Ayakashi is one of the forms of yōkaiun "living forms of existence or phenomenon that can be applied qualifiers extraordinary, mysterious, bizarre and strange.
Youkai is composed of the kanji 妖, "monster", "devil" or "sorcerer" and 怪, "strange." They are sometimes called mononoke (物 の 怪) , Bed "strange thing"), or simply ayakashi (妖)
MUSIC COMPOSER - SOUNDDESIGNER- DJ - REMIXER - WRITER.
" Some DJ careers are built on hype. Emeraldia Ayakashi’s career is built on substance. A musician who thinks of music as energy, uses sound as a raw material, and sees the whole world as his instrument. " NME
" Her tracks are cold, strict and effective, close to the New Wave synthetic, percussive, repetitive, and dancing.
Her sets are sometimes nervous and dark, illuminated by electro rockbeats.
Otherwise, her music can also be sexy, like a cocoon where we feel comfortable enough to let our emotions soar and our imagination wander free. " TRAX Magazine
She's always looking for authentic, deep ways to find & create new sounds & history music pearls to keep up Techno & Ambient Music in her own Tracks, Coproductions & Mixes.
Her passion for music started at an early age. As a child, she used to learn music from musical games and her love for the sounds in general began with the xylophone and this little toy train that eats discs.
She started playing the guitar at 9 and the piano at 11. During her teens, she also learnt the battery and the violin.
She made her first steps into the world of music (Rock, Punk and Gothic) through her involvements in different music bands during her adolescence. Then, in 1996, she launched herself onto the live performance scene with utilization of machines across the decks and her inseparable MikroKorg.
In 1998, still being an eclectic artist, she decided to focus on electronic music and she began her career as a DJ. During this era of raves and free parties, She did many opening acts (Borealis Festival, Dragon ball parties, technivals, etc).
She went on increasing her participation to music festivals like Scopitone Festival in Nantes, Nuits Sonores of Lyon, Rocktambule in Grenoble .
She also started getting involved in bigger events: Berlin's Love Parade (1998), Geneva's Lake parade (2006), Technoparade Paris (2007 / 2010 ), Gay Pride Paris (2007/2008), Sonar's infamous boat parties ( 2009 ), Nature One Festival ( 2010/2011), Sziget (2010/2011 / 2012), Les Inrockuptibles Party ( 2012 ) , Rock en Seine ( 2009 / 2010 / 2012 ) Be street Festival ( 2012 / 2013 ) .
And also aftershows, art events, fashion shows, she plays in a lot of French and international clubs .
► REVIEWS on Vice / Chemistry Mag / NME/ IBIZA Voice / Local Suicide/ Traxx / 20 minutes / Firstpost.com / BE.ENJOY.RADICAL / Blog Bang / Hellocoton / Traxsource.com / I'm (not) popular / LAB Tv / MY SPACE / DEEZER / SPOTIFY / C-Heads Magazine / Pépites Troniques / Villa Schweppes / etc.
► SELECTION Rave on Snow Festival by Play FM ( 2012 )
► SELECTION SFR JEUNES TALENTS & BPM Contest ( 2013 )
Last EP OUT : Wish you Were Hear Δ ♥ ∞
Release date: 30/06/2014 - Label : Roch Music
with The Bird and The Bee . Body Electric . Artefact & Wish you Were Hear
Catalog #: BLV1083489 on Beatport : http://www.beatport.com/release/wish-you-were-hear/1326039
/ Juno Download : http://www.junodownload.com/artists/Emeraldia+Ayakashi/releases/
STREAM available on DEEZER & SPOTIFY .
All Emeraldia's tracks are available to download on Beatport, Juno & Itunes .
Emeraldia Ayakashi’s tracks