Singer and Riddimmaker
Asha D grew up in a world steeped in music and it was in 1992 that he took the stage for the first time as a drummer.
He is a founding member of the ARTIKAL MUSIC label and of one of the most experienced backing band: ARTIKAL BAND, with which he has accompanied many Jamaican artists (Sister Carol, Natural Black, The Heptones, Ras Shiloh, Jah Mali, Rod Taylor, Queen Omega .....), and "hexagonal" (Tiwony, Straika D, Lyricson, Baby G, MC Janik, Netna, Vybrate, Makajah, Kousi ...) including in particular YaniSs Odua with whom he has been playing since 2010.
He was also a member of the Marseillais Backing Band "The HAndcart" with which he accompanied legends such as The Abyssinians, Pablo Moses, The Mighty Diamonds, AL Capone to name a few.
Asha D has been singing and writing from a young age. His first appearance on a major project is the compilation "+ de coeur = soleil" initiated by Pierpoljak (Universal 1998). He then took part in projects such as "Comrade" (Feuj) or "The accent of truth" (Saber and Realité Anonyme).
He has also performed backing vocals for several artists, including Junior Delgado or Rod Taylor.
Asha D recently released cuts like: Love non stop, My destiny, My savior, Gimme di Music (with Tiwony), Hallelujah and call Jah Name (with Mark Cupidore).
As a singer, he tackles all themes but remains mainly a "Conscious" artist. Asha D is also the producer and director of the Artikal Music label for which he produced tracks with Sizzla, Mikal Roze, The Congos, Yaniss Odua, Tiwony, Marck Cupidore as well as many other artists.
In 2018 he launched the site www.riddiminstrumental.com, specially designed for the sale of Reggae Dancehall instrumentals, every week enriched with a new Riddim. He also composes for other labels and different artists.
In 2021, he produced two Eps, one with Mark Cupidore from Trinidad and one with Bobby Hustle from California,
as well as a Single with the greats U Brown and Rod Taylor from Jamaica.
It is a year marked by international connections.
His Solo EP “The Pressure” was released in June 2022, the deluxe album version Dub Showcase is also available, he entirely self-produced this project.
Note the guest musicians and singers Dean Fraser, Taïro and Queen Omega.
Coming soon, his new project Asha D & Artikal Band with a first single “Thanks & Praises” for the end of October 2022.