Akasha (Bristol UK electro/trip-hop duo)
Akasha are an UK-based electronic music duo, composed of C. J. Casey and D. J. Hand. They were originally signed to the Wall of Sound record label, but now are currently releasing through Ra Recordings. Their debut album "Cinematique" was released in 1998, followed by the second "Love Philtre Magick" in 2003. Formed in 1994 in Brixton, London, UK. 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 Feb '95, followed by Spanish Fly in '96 and Brown Sugar in '97. 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 on an album.