“My biggest influence is probably Drexciya and all their alter egos, been listening to them since i was 13. Orbital played a big role in my early youth as well. I think those 2 form the basics of my music. And uhm… i’m trying to show the more female and melodic side of electronica. That’s about it :)”
Mariska first popped up on radar when she dropped the monumentally huge “Insolitology” on Planet E last year, as her first release. Undoubtedly one of our favourite finds towards the end of 2010, we just never got round to this track earlier as it was buried on the B2 of this release.
Mariska resides in Belgium where she forms part of Micron Audio Detroit (working with Sherard Ingram) and has been making music since 2008. She has kindly gave us some exclusive tracks for your aural pleasure. Each of them her modern take but with a heavy motor city influence, her music has euphoric elements but remains haunting and moody with an undoubted New Wave edge.
URBAN TRIBE | INSOLITOLOGY
Her first release on Plant E, last year.
MARISKA | THE VOID
One of my faves Drexciya style 808 groove with new wave quality.
MARISKA | LOST SOULS
Sounds like what I feel like when I have lost my soul, lots of FM synths and dark chords…this kind of sounds like what they would play at Jan Hammer’s funeral.
MARISKA | ATE-1
This one reminds me of some of the early John Beltran stuff on Planet E, very euphoric and spacey- with rhythmic elements throughout.