Kate Wax is the alter ego of Aisha Devi Enz, the Swiss-born, half-Tibetan, totally-driven, selfproducing avant-garde singer-songwriter that first came to prominence with her debut album 'Reflections of the Dark Heat' released by Switzerland's ambassadors of cool Mental Groove back in 2006. After a natural break for baby-making and subsequent months spent holed up with her beloved machines in her cosy studio cave, this uniquely gifted all-rounder artist is now ready to dust off her Kate Wax persona, teaming up with Border Community to unveil a bold new collection of dark, unconventional vocally-exhilarating electronic post-pop going by the name of 'Dust Collision'.
Aisha Devi Enz was born on the shores of Lake Geneva to a mother with Old European roots stretching back deep into the Austro-Hungarian empire and a father (whom she has never met) from the defiantly independent Tibet, and raised by her globe-trotting Swiss grandmother, following her to exotic corners of the world from an early age. This eclectic background, coupled with a childhood characterised by constant upheaval, initially left the teenage Aisha feeling something of an outsider back in her native Switzerland, driving her first towards a spell at art college in Lausanne leading on to a successful career in graphic design as an early bid for self-definition. But soon her creative tendencies were diverted towards a more musical destination by signposts left by the likes of Aphex Twin and Autechre: here she was to discover a magical secret world of machines and computers, opening up a new forum for selfexpression, a playground where her earlier soprano vocal training could be bent to her own
innovative electronic ends.