We begin our exploration of Ibadan Records’s artists with Canadian producer Aschka. Currently based in Berlin, she is a conservatory graduate who as a kid was already playing piano before her feet could reach the floor. Growing up with her ear glued to the radio, her predilection for underground music was indulged by a move to Europe in the 90s where she got into jazz, soundtracks, breakbeat and downbeat electronics.
Eventually she became involved in local DJ and club culture and was heavily influenced by Techno and House. Her productions combine harmony and melodies with experimental sounds, transcending recognizable influences to arrive at a style which reveals depth, emotion and rigour. She continues to produce and perform live in Germany, in her adoptive country Belgium and other locations across Europe.