South African artist and performer Angel-Ho produces experimental club music related to themes of transgender identity, oppression, solidarity, and resistance.
Chaotic, abrasive, and challenging, her music combines industrial sound design with intense club rhythms. Along with Nkisi and Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho is one of the founders of NON Worldwide, a collective of artists of the African diaspora. Establishing her sound with abstract releases such as 2015 EP Ascension, Angel-Ho made her proper full-length debut with 2019's Death Becomes Her, a more focused album highlighted by her bold, assertive vocals.
The Cape Town-based artist first surfaced with 2015's Ascension, a bracing EP mastered by Arca and released by Rabit's Halcyon Veil. Four-song EP Emancipation and mix-file Red Devil followed in 2016, and the artist collaborated with Dedekind Cut and remixed Lotic. Following heavy demand, Red Devil was issued on vinyl in 2017. After signing to Hyperdub, Angel-Ho released her ambitious, electrifying debut album Death Becomes Her in 2019. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi