Asher Perkins is a DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, MI.
Growing up with parents who had instruments instead of jobs, he spent much of his childhood experimenting with music. During his early teenage years, Asher discovered Detroit techno, and began taking inspiration from producers and composers living only a few miles from his home. As he further established himself in the music community, the young producer began to work regularly with many of his earliest inspirations.
Darkly lush at times, and mischievously playful at others, Asher’s sound pays homage to classic Detroit techno while remaining fresh, modern and unique. Through careful synthesis, he creates an otherworldly soundscape, ensuring that the individual personalities of each layer are distinctively showcased. In performance, Asher attempts to utilize technology which provides him with the greatest amount of human control over the sound. With a setup that is nearly as flexible as the acoustic instruments he grew up with, Asher believes he can put as much emotion into his music as is currently possible within the electronic realm. In his words: “I feel the emotion from the crowd, and put it directly back into the music. Then we really can really enjoy a shared experience which can’t be recorded or described.”
“Perkins’ style, his sub-subgenre, isn’t easy to pin down, not even by the man himself. But he definitely plays on the minimalist side of techno. He’s more about creating a mood, finding the right sound, than filling tracks with lush noise. His is an intricate art, and it’s remarkably effective.” – Metro Times Detroit