ANAKHEMIA is the artist persona of Afra Khan who plays electronic mind-body music.
Her vision is to inspire dialogue in the human psyche through the method of musical storytelling.
Deeply inspired by Quantum // Metaphysics, sound manipulation and Minimal Art, her music can be expected to flow through a variety of sonic textures that are raw, evocative, cinematic and avant-garde.
Her artistic persona is sometimes deployed as a messenger for the contingent at Mothership 1711 orbiting in Galaxy RA.
Growing up between places, with a majority of her childhood spent in Saudi Arabia, she finds the notions of conformity, belonging and identity very illusionary and dangerous ideas that reflect in the versatile sound of her music and DJ sets.
As a DJ she has played gigs in the Middle East, Asia and Ibiza.
She was shortlisted at the UK Songwriting Contest, 2013, judged by top Grammy, Emmy, CMA and Brit Gold and Platinum award-winning producers and artists for her track, ‘Run Into The Wild,’ in the lyrics category.
In August 2015, her debut demo ‘The Prophecy’ peaked in the Top 10 positions in the Casablanca Records (sub label of Universal Music) demo contest where she received positive acclaim from the label’s A & R executives and scored one of the highest plays among the submissions.
She self-released her debut track, ‘The Prophecy’ in November 2015 and has received support from press and veterans in the electronic dance music industry such as the Techno Originator – Juan Atkins, André Winter, Discwoman and many more.
The music video for ‘The Prophecy’ was then selected for display at ‘Techno & the City’ art exhibition hosted by Techno & Philosophy and Fiumano Art Gallery in London in November 2016, where it shared space with pioneering visual artists who’ve collaborated with Techno music legendaries like Juan Atkins, Underground Resistance, Jeff Mills and many more.
She was nominated in the Best Electronic Act category by Radio Wigwam, U.K. in 2017.
Currently, she is working on music and film score productions inspired by the position of technology in music and pop-culture, while remaining curious about the influence of electronic music on human behaviour.