Serbian born, Los Angeles raised producer and DJ, Masha Mar delivers her debut EP on November 18th, inaugurating the new Southern California based imprint, Night Prism. Across the three-tracker Mar fuses elements ranging from Italo to house to dub, working with live drums alongside drum machines and synths like the Roland TR-808, Juno 60, Moog Voyager and more.
Title-cut ‘Virgil’s Dream’ leads with a feel-good disco feel merging organic percussion and a crunchy drum machine workout alongside hazy, hypnotic vocals, hooky string sequences and squelchy, acid-tinged tones. An instrumental mix is offered up to follow, laying focus on the raw drums and intricate synth work alone.
‘Extended Release’ follows next to open the B-Side, built around thunderous drums, an Italo-inspired bassline, and entrancing synths to take you on a dynamic, dance floor focused journey. Closing out the EP on a deeper tip is ‘City of Refuge’, employing an electro-leaning 808 drum groove and gnarly bass hook alongside bubbling, dubbed- out tones, ethereal vocal chants, and cinematic strings.