Akasha are an UK-based electronic music duo, composed of Charlie Casey and Damian Hand.
They were originally signed to the Wall of Sound record label, but now are currently releasing through Ra Recordings.
Formed in 1994 in Brixton / London, their first track appeared on a DJ Bizzniss E.P., released on Payday Recordings. The track was then licensed through Pressure Drop, who recommended them to Wall Of Sound.
This led to the release of the Jazadelica E.P. in 1995, followed by the singles Spanish Fly in 1996 and Brown Sugar in 1997. Appearances on various compilations followed, and then a gig on The Jazz Stage at Glastonbury festival, and the release of their first album, Cinematique in 1998, including guest appearances from Neneh Cherry and Maxi Jazz.
Akasha then went on the road and toured Belgium, France and Germany. In 1999, all tracks on Cinematique were remixed and released as an remix album in 1999.
Casey and Hand have worked with bands and artists like Lemon Jelly, Neneh Cherry, Groove Armada, Art of Noise and Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra.
Akasha released their second album "Love Philtre Magick" in 2003 and their third album "Hail the sun" in 2015.
Vocal guests on "Hail the sun" include St Etienne's Sarah Cracknell, Heidi Vogel and Polish singer Anita Lipnicka.
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