Maŕa (US)

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Biography

  • Founder of Cultivated Sound, Maŕa is a leading player in New York's shadowy dance music underground. Her sound, evoking images of a distant universe, is a synthesis of deep, complex atmospheres and punchy cosmic rhythms tinged with dance-floor grit.
    Founder of Cultivated Sound, Maŕa is a leading player in New York's shadowy dance music underground. Her sound, evoking images of a distant universe, is a synthesis of deep, complex atmospheres and punchy cosmic rhythms tinged with dance-floor grit. Maŕa's unassuming demeanor and calmly disarming looks contribute to her ability to bring listeners into the fold of her cinematic sound. Blistering beats, bludgeoning bass, hypnotic landscapes, and guilty-pleasure sounds all come together in her mixes and productions. A recent release with Always Human Tapes, AHT 106, brings her unique voice, literally and figuratively, into an ambient context both visceral and serene. Maŕa's natural proclivity towards music was nurtured by her Argentine parents. The moments she has shared and continues sharing with her loved ones are a constant source of inspiration, and she has found great satisfaction in transforming the soundscapes of her dreams into reality. With a technique reminiscent of film scoring, Maŕa has recently specialized in long-form improvised compositions of fully original material. The result is a unique, spellbinding take on ambient-focused dance music. In 2015, the Brooklyn-based artist found herself with a new vision and a singular goal: to connect people through music. By shining the spotlight on deserving artists who share her ethos, whether they are understated locals or established international stars, Maŕa is manifesting that goal. Cultivated Sound continues to be her ever-evolving flagship endeavor.