Compelling us to transcend and enlighten, the Swiss-born artist injects physics, ritual practice, and the power of specific audio frequencies to her work – ideas provoked after taking up metaphysics. Since releasing her debut album Of Matter and Spirit via Houndstooth in 2015, Devi has let out the divergent DNA Feelings in 2018, and most recently this year, S.F.L. But seeing her live is an altering experience in itself.
Through audio-visual shows and gigs in unpredictable venues, rave has a new, ritualistic meaning for Devi. As electronic music continues to expand around the world, its communal impulses go against the grain of today’s extreme political climate and disillusioned idolatry of pop culture. Raves are our modern temples, thinks Devi, and here is where the revolution will take place. She wants to change our minds – and our bodies – through music. Today, we chat with her about what makes the perfect rave, how we can avoid categorisation and even the possibility of a David Lynch collab. Let’s call these her ‘infinite wisdom’ – may you find enlightenment below.