AkaHendy’s unique sound-flavour charts new territory in the world of EDM with rhythmic, trance-like bass and a feel-good, new-school, progressive sound.
Described as brooding, soulful, rich and luxurious; it’s listening that’s curated for both dancing and deep-thinking.
He satisfies the sweet and salty ear by combining delicate, melodic and soothing sounds while delivering an atmospheric, bass-infused beat. Each song tells an immersive, symphonic story.
Finding his vibe among the genre’s of chill step, liquid drum and bass, psydub, psybient and world bass; AkaHendy’s music will transport you to another place.
AkaHendy has released 12 singles across all major platforms generating nearly 40 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. His playlist; ‘AkaHendy & Friends’, has over 40,000 followers. His song ‘Take My Hand’ with PRZM is featured on Salomon TV’s 2018 Fall/Winter teaser on Youtube.
Here, AkaHendy shares where his music originates.
“I started producing when I was a teenager, as a way to communicate. Producing became an outlet for frustrations and failures that I felt had accumulated in my life at the time. I had learned to play a couple instruments growing up, but I was fascinated by the depth and complexity that producing allowed me. From there, I seem to have picked up a lingering hunger to learn more that has never left me. Making music is therapeutic. It’s a place for me to release my stress and communicate my feelings through sound.
I slowly realized I wanted to make my life about music when I’d find myself out at an inspiring show, itching to get home so I could start work on my own story. Eventually, the feeling of missing out on something big for myself became too strong to suppress.
At first, I stayed away from Dj’ing shows and prioritized production work in the studio. I wanted to hone in on my art and individual sound. I started in LogicPro then moved to FL Studio and have spent the better part of the last 8-years using Ableton.
With music, I wear my heart on my sleeve. What you hear in each song, is my best interpretation of what I was feeling during the time leading up to its release.
Now that I’ve gotten comfortable with my sound design, I’ve had a blast playing shows in Canada. When I spin, I try to emulate the many artists that have inspired me along the way with their performances; making people feel alive and connected.”
AkaHendy’s newest collaboration with Chris Komus, ’Sweet Dreams’, as well as his January 2019 release, ‘Pull Me Under’; were featured on Bump in the Hump 96.9 FM in Toronto. He has several releases under German-based EDM music label Audiotonique. Other collaborations include PRZM.
AkaHendy is a Canadian music producer and DJ from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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In 2018 AkaHendy & PRZM’s ‘Take My Hand’ was used as the background track for Salmon TV’s FW 18/19 Teaser.