With music called ‘hypnotic’ by SoundCloud.com, and hailed by CBS News as a ‘modern day mermaid,’ Kai Altair is influenced by transformational culture, myth, and dreams. Her music is composed of deep bass exploration, vocal dreamscapes, and sounds rooted in blues, rock, and global migrations. Kai’s latest release is Shapeshifter: a full length album of her original music remixed by Desert Dwellers, David Starfire, Govinda, Kaminanda, Living Light, HÄANA, Erothyme, Sera Solstice, Haj i Ji, and Joro Boro. She is currently back in the studio recording another full length album inspired by visions of time travel, sacred bliss, and journeys in non-ordinary reality.
Based in Brooklyn, Kai performs with a rotating cast of musicians and performance artists at venues, warehouse parties, and festivals around the country. Her passion for storytelling continues to lead her towards collaboration with rising stars from the dance, fire, circus, film and festival worlds known for conjuring other realities with their creations. Often creating music for The House of Yes & Flambeaux Fire, Kai is also the creatrix of Mermaid Lagoon: an ocean conservation variety show that sends thousands of dollars annually to local and world water organizations. A student of ancient musical, movement, and healing traditions, Kai Altair’s intention is to inspire connection to the multiverse, and help create an elevated state on the dance floor.