Aydra Jenson and Emvy Venti had their own unique LA stories before colliding in SilverLake, summer of 2015.
“I do hard things,” is about all the introduction Aydra needs. If you caught her solo act as singer-songwriter and performance artist, pushing the limits of melodic-synth-pop with a jaw-dropping aerial hoop routine, you'd understand. Demanding LA audiences can see she comes from some whole other continuum - raised in NORCAL but a true stargirl - it was really not too much to ask.
Aydra, a self-taught and discovered writer, keyboardist, and engineer who'd already kick-started a successful single with producer Nataraj Tribino (PM Dawn, Maroon 5, Nile Rogers) while hustling in private LA homes. She had self-produced shows, vlogs and campaigned her single's, Super Conscious video. Under the same starpower she foraged enough hours to build a veritable musical empire with a catalog of hundreds of songs.
At first, meeting the fellow musician that night seemed like more LA talk until a rendezvous the next day when she heard about Fire in the Hamptons, Venti’s project at the time.
The LA native had spanned and sparked the music scene with a buzzing and had multi-dimensional skills as both an instrumentalist, engineer, and vocalist. It so happened the band was taking a new turn at that very moment. The match was made.
A line in a famous song that ends with “flying machines in pieces on the ground” refers to crashed musical ventures that litter the receding horizon and this story is not much different, until… Fast forward to the alluring high desert, Aydra is swinging high in the sky singing to a full house at one of their famous 'cirque shows' over an awed crowd. Never in their dreams did they think making such a bold move would lead realized. Bellstarr was born.
After the launch their debut concept album “Crash” a passionately devised amalgam of what Aydra likes to call ALT-EDM in 2018, Aydra and Emvy re-emerge from the ashes, wings spread to bring "Maya" a more electro-pop dancefloor fairytale to the stage. Now with the upcoming release of trop-house inspired single, Deep Sand, the two are in Mexico working on a new EP and more videos that emanate their vision of an illusionary odyssey set to the story of our quest for love, acceptance, and ultimately, transcendence. Stay tuned!