Dasychira actively engages with the cobweb of magical realism around them, creating music and art that tiptoes between dimensions of fantasy. Pronounced /ˈdah.see.kira/, the South African artist by way of New York City and now Amsterdam, released their first two EPs—Immolated and Haptics— via Blueberry Records in 2017 and 2018, respectively. After the release of Immolated, they embarked on a nationwide tour of the U.S. In the summer of 2018, Dasychira toured Europe and Canada after the release of Haptics. In 2019, they released a collaborative EP with Changchun-based artist Yikii called Bubble Wrap Armor on unseelie. They completed a full Asia tour in support of their debut LP xDream, which they followed with a performance premiering the album live with Yikii on Halloween in Los Angeles. They closed that year with a festival appearance at Les Urbaines in Switzerland and a packed show in London. In 2020, with most plans and performances postponed, they shifted their focus to audio-visual projects and released their music video “Swirl”, a line of collectible plushies, and two singles. They spent the spring in Los Angeles filming music videos before relocating to Europe where they have been creating new work. In 2021, they released their long-awaited Hollywood Forever Mixtape. Their work has been featured in The Fader, Paper Magazine, The Wire, COLORSXSTUDIOS, and various other publications. They currently run the label end of fae-minded collective unseelie.
As of September 2021