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Singer and Riddimmaker

ABOUT

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 released the EP "Purpose" with Mark Cupidore which was ranked #4 in the Reggae Vibes Chart in the Top Album category! Then a new ultra fresh dancehall single "There is a party" with artists U Brown and Rod Taylor, a summer release that moves the crowds. In September, it's a return to new horizons with the second EP of the year, The Right Place, a great collaboration with Bobby  Hustle, relay in the great média in France, Europe and the United states.