Perera Elsewhere

Perera Elsewhere


(Friends of Friends)

Perera Elsewhere aka Sasha Perera is a London-born, Berlin-based musician, producer, songwriter and DJ.  

Using everything from gritty, indigenous sounds to her  own warped vocals or trumpet, oscillating synthesizers, dampened beats and dread-heavy basses, Perera builds together the landscapes for her songs. The result sees eerie ambient-blues,  avant R&B and extra-terrestrial folk seamlessly co-exist in the land of 'elsewhere'.  

Following the release of her debut LP 'Everlast', listeners on the internet coined her specific sound aesthetic  ‘Doom-Folk'. Perera Elsewhere has released two albums on the Los-Angeles-based FoF music from which she has had songs licensed for TV & films eg. Oscar-winning Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Loro' in 2018. She's received critical acclaim from media outlets such as the BBC, NPR, Pitchfork, Fader & The Guardian and has produced remixes for Gonjasufi on Warp Records, former Malaria-drummer Gudrun Gut, Madame Gandhi, Chino Amobi, PlanningtoRock and Polica . 

Pre-elsewhere, Sasha was songwriter, vocalist and 1/3 of the project Jahcoozi. They released 3 albums on Berlin-based labels like Bpitch Control and BBC radio icon John Peel deemed their music 'pop music from the future.'  Other collaborations of her's have been released on labels like Ninja Tune or Sony and have been licensed for console games like FiFa or Grand Theft Auto. Thom Yorke placed 'Silikon' the song she co-wrote with Modeselektor on his Itunes top-10 playlist in 2006. 

Over the years she has been invited to play at festivals, clubs and spaces all over the world eg. Mutek Festival in Montreal, Shelter in Shanghai, Guggenheim Museum in Venice or Berghain in Berlin.  She herself co-curated 'Grimetime' parties at WMF club in Berlin from 2004 – 2006, for which she booked artists such as Lethal B, Skepta or D-Double for their first gigs outside the UK.  Sasha started buying basic audio production gear in the mid-00s and started DJing 'for fun' in 2008.  And slowly that's how Ableton became her for best friend.... Amen.

Since then she has been invited to give very personalised audio production workshops for Ableton Loop, Native Instruments as well as for the Goethe Institut in places such as Bangladesh, Burkina Faso or Cameroon. She has also co-curated or participated in cross-cultural music projects in Asia, Africa and USA. Perera recently worked closely with a director to compose music for the Red Cross’s documentary spot about amputees in Kabul.