Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays XII : Maral

This installment was contributed by the artist Maral, whose intuitive and imaginative approach to sound production we’ve highlighted in past interviews. Maral’s experimental music and live sets are a shifting landscape, exploring the complex and often dueling emotions that pervade everyday life and drive us to create. Influenced by her Iranian background and the electronic […]

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Interview: Maral (Part 2)

It’s been over a year since we last spoke to Maral, the LA artist whose distorted rhythms have captured the attention of international artists, renowned journalists, and notable music platforms alike. In the time since, Maral has performed numerous live sets, DJ’d radio shows, hosted local parties, participated in Red Bull Music Academy’s Bass Camp, […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Maral

Exploring and transforming the sounds of traditional Iranian music, Los Angeles-based artist Maral has formed a unique vision of club music, one that embraces her heritage and recontextualizes it for a new audience. Featuring rich vocals drenched in bass and distortion, Maral’s sound manages to feel at once soothing and intense. This amalgamation, which she […]

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Live Coverage, Various

Festival Guide: Le Guess Who? 2022

Autumn’s gig schedule is always packed beyond reason, so we’re thankful for festivals like Le Guess Who? where so much must-see music is cultivated in one convenient place. A significant portion of the Utrecht festival takes place in a grand venue of venues, TivoliVredenburg, though the city’s myriad churches, museums and theaters also play host […]

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