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Maiah Manser and Shaprece
Five years ago, Maiah Manser moved to Seattle to pursue a career in music. Since then, she has worked both as a solo artist, as well as with a variety of projects including: Mary Lambert (as a touring vocalist featured on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, Good Morning America, & VH-1's You Oughta Know), The Esoterics, and Pollens.
Maiah began her solo career playing for EMPs Sound Off! 2013 competition.
In Sept 2014, her song 'Hold Your Head Up' was featured in City Arts Magazine's Top 5 Most Attractive Singles.
She is currently finishing work on her debut EP with producer Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean, Motopony).
Often compared to female power houses like Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Björk & Adele, Maiah strives to fuse the digital and the organic in every aspect of her music.
Spinning a web of downtempo beats, etherial orchestration, and a powerfully pure vocal style, Shaprece - flanked by producer IG88 and orchestral arranger Phillip Peterson - has become a recognized name in the recent Trip-Hop Revivalist movement and beyond. She has garnered early support and mentions from KEXP, SPIN, The New York Times, Revolt TV, City Arts Magazine, and many more. Her upcoming debut full length album COALS is set to solidify her as one of the most engaging and forward thinking artists of her genre.
Shaprece's calculated release of material has only helped build the mystique around her. With the 2014 releases of the 'Tell Me // Her Song' split single, and her critically acclaimed 'Molting' EP she reintroduced herself to the world, laying the foundation for what's to come. 'COALS' is a natural progression but a major step forward in style and substance. The album, which she debuted in full at a live listening with the Seattle Symphony, will feature 11 tracks mixed by Kyle Ross (Kanye West, Zayn Malik, John Legend) including the stand outs "Unwind" and "Send Down Your Love."
Building upon appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party, CMJ, Sasquatch Music Festival, Decibel Festival, Benaroya Hall, and dates with the likes of Bilal, Thievery Corporation, Deltron 3030, The Antlers, SZA, and Daley, Shaprece is more than ready to present a focused and self reflective body of work.
MU (BRITTNEY RAND + FRANCESCA BELCOURT) EMBRACES THE CUTTING WAVELENGTHS OF ELECTRONICA, ENVELOPED IN THE COMFORT AND SOFTNESS OF ORGANIC SOUNDS. THEY TACTFULLY MARRY EVOCATIVE STORYTELLING, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION, AND EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION WITH A DREAMY AND ETHEREAL POP OVERTONE. THEIR SOUND DRAWS ON THE EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF TWENTY-SOMETHINGS IN A JADED, YET STILL HOPEFUL WORLD.