San Francisco Bay Area-basedALIAis an acclaimed Electronic Music Producer, DJ, Vocalist, and Producer of the Feminine Medicine™ Project.
As the visionary behind Feminine Medicine™, the project features a series of collaborative albums, a stage show, and an educational platform for up-and-coming women that gives the feminine a greater voice in the electronic music industry. The Feminine Medicine™ project–sponsored by Keyframe-Entertainment–was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that surpassed its fundraising goal in March 2015.
Volume 1 of the album series will be released in two parts, Vol 1 Part 1 this spring, and Vol 1 Part 2 this summer. “In Your Skin,” a collaboration with rising star vocalist, Cheraki, has just been released and will be featured in the forthcoming album “Feminine Medicine™ Volume 1,” tentatively scheduled for May 2016.
ALIA has performed at respected international festivals and conscious events including Envision Festival, Lucidity Festival, Enchanted Forest Festival, Beloved Gathering, Wanderlust Festival and Burning Man. She is also a regular contributor to the most high-frequency events of the bass music scene in San Francisco where she is based and is a long-time DJ for the thriving worldwide phenomenon Ecstatic Dance.
ALIA has shared the bill with extraordinary talents including Beats Antique, Random Rab, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Phutureprimitive, David Starfire, Govinda, Kaminanda, Deya Dova, DJ Dakini, Kalya Scintilla, The Desert Dwellers, Shamans Dream, Bluetech, Wildlight, and The Human Experience.
A former corporate marketing executive and graduate of Brown University that left a stable, unfulfilling career to pursue her passions, ALIA created her online platform Femvolution™ to mentor women to free their self-expression and their creative voice, and is a sought-after speaker on women’s liberation. ALIA is a contributor to the book, “ReInhabiting the Village”, Executive Produced by Keyframe-Entertainment, offering her take on how we can create a global culture that empowers women’s voices, and she was named a “Woman Changing the Planet” by ORIGIN magazine.
ALIA’s music is also featured in the acclaimed video series showcasing the Transformational festival movement, “The Bloom Series”, and she is featured in the upcoming documentary film on women in electronic music, “Amplify Her.”
With each artist, ALIA is making music that is both danceable and sacred, that shows how “feminine” melodic textures and vocals can integrate with traditionally “masculine” bass frequencies to create songs that are harmonically transcendent of any existing genre.
For ALIA’s full schedule of upcoming performances, go to:http://www.aliasounds.com/.
Among the independent vocalists forging the ‘neo-soultronica’ genre,Cherakiblends sensuous melodies with vulnerable lyrics that open hearts and minds. Floating atop an array of electronic production, Cheraki draws listeners into a sonic world steeped with soul and femininity. Her voice calls to mind a sound akin to Erykah Badu, Morcheeba, or Sia Furler, but maintains a quality all its own. She has worked with a number of producers, such as David Block (The Human Experience), Saqi, Subaqueous, Lowgritt, and DJ Sol Rising. Notably, she was featured on American Idol’s Farewell Season this past year. She released her self-produced EP, ‘Elegant Soul’, in April 2015 and her full length album, ‘Shades of She’, on March 10, 2016.
For Cheraki’s full schedule of upcoming performances, go to:http://cherakimusic.com/live/
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