LE BAIN: Your love for music has been nurtured by your Argentinian parents. Tell us about your earliest memories of music and how they have shaped who you are today.
MAŔA: My parents immigrated to the US in the early 90's and I grew up in upstate NY with my sister. As a child, I remember my dad’s love for electronics, we had this large screen TV with the wooden borders and a speaker at the bottom, and when he was home he would put on these music videos from VH1 or MTV, artists like Sade, Crystal Waters, Michael Jackson, Björk would always play. I was completely exposed to so many genres: electronic, experimental, classical, house music and rock. From watching these videos I was influenced by dance culture, fashion and art, and I was so inspired by these beautiful artists, being able to express themselves through music and visuals.
I’m listening to your most recent mix and we can hear the EBM and industrial strong influence...
I am a fan of industrial music yet artistically, I draw upon a synthesis of sound and art ranging from industrial, like you mentioned, and more avant garde, experimental and underground sounds. My sets are fused with the energy of Dax J, Adam x, Ancient Methods, Julia Govor, Boston 168, Developer and Johannes Heil yet that’s only part of what inspires me to create. I also listen to Ryuichi Sakamoto, Rebekah, Todd Sines, LDY OSC, Daniel Avery, Silent Servant, Brian Eno, Phon.o to name a few.