This is where I am supposed to boast, host and tell you the big things about me and my music. I am a Songwriter, Vocalist, Producer who has been making music Independently since 2006.
As a kid, I would casually craft songs by multi-tracking on cassette tapes. Big harmonies, wordy and fun. The first documented song I sang is supplied by my Japanese mother, who amused her own intellect by teaching me first Spanish, the Japanese, then English by the time I was four. The recording is of me belting out a convoluted Operatic story of animals, in Spanish. I paid homage to this part of my heritage in track ‘Nunca Otra Vez’, from the Summer Storm EP, featuring the lyrics of an old friend Uriah – with vocals, conga, djembe + percussion performed by the very talented multi-instrumentalist Pedro Wilson.
Since the release of my first EP, tracks 1. Storm feat Tats 2. Boom 3. Country to Hip Hop 4. Nunca Otra Vez have been played on interstate and national radio stations, being fully supported by Amrap Multicultural Initiative, plus International Airplay + Features: Radio Six International nominated track ‘Storm’ feat. Tats for Record of the Year 2011 (and placed #3.) UK’s Aiiradio keep playing tracks from the collection, and they love it. Others giving it airplay are 5FBI’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘Mike’s Hip Hop Hour’ 100.9FM, 103.1 TANK FM on ‘Listen, Now!’ Eurobodalla Radio 107.5, 4BI 1197 AM ‘Homebrew’. (I received an email from AMRAP a couple of months ago listing another several stations. I will dig it up and add the specificities. ) I mean how cool. This CD was effectively me finding my way. Realizing I was about an audio storytelling, and just about everything I have experienced has equipped me with some skills to do that with profundity perhaps? Insight at least.
Until 2012, I have been based on the Gold Coast, Australia. I left my hometown of Sydney when I was about 18, and followed the northern east coast sunshine. Last year I attained from the Gold Coast Conservatorium, a Bachelor of Popular Music. Before music, I studied some Justice, Psychology + Business. Let me assure you that as hard as it is being a studio musician working at the most obscure times, I was lucky to be apart of the dis-organisation that was BPM. All the times I’d have cigarette breaks outside the GC Con Studios and think “you poor bastards” when seeing the learning centres of other faculties, researching their dreary fields of study! I’ll be honest, music school was based entirely around the favour of faculty members, popularity and their ability to utilise your marketability (as they see it), so I was surprised to have received this feature on Griffith News Now.
A soulful lyrical performer whose vocals have no style boundaries ? This is the carefully articulated statement I am going to attempt to get away with (of myself).
In 2006, I was with my muse : mortality. My incredible partner at the time, of all this musical journey thus far – set me up with Reason 3.0 after dealing with one of my woeful moods of madness claiming how my soul longed for the ability to make music. I cried for about 15 mins. Maybe more. An optimistic soul entirely infected. Right after, I wrote first track (there are so many btw. First from this point..) ‘This Place Is Just So’. I remember getting an email from Unsigned Band Web listing it at #1, it was right up there with the excitement of receiving my first 100 myspace hits. After 80000+ I could no longer keep track.
Radio Six International nominated ‘Country to Hip Hop’ and ‘Storm’ + instrumental ‘Scratchin the Dark’ for Record of the Year in 2007 + 2008. Getting accolades from people who have heard of you, particularly from places I hadn’t really thought much about. Pretty wow. Amazing how one can get used to this and shrug off all the cool shit that occurs. I also ranked in the top 3 for No.1 3.096FM West Dublin Access Radio Artist Charts. Review Here.
Some years back I was interviewed/featured on Radio Six International by DJ Yorkie, has been played on, Triple J (AU), and in 2008 on PBS 106.7 FM In Melbourne where she was fortuitously played between Gotye + Hilltop Hoods. Two Aussie acts that have since exploded, so obviously it was only going to be a matter of time lol.
In Feb 2011 the Summer Storm EP + Video Clip Was Launched: music video of ‘Storm’ feat. Tats.
This First EP Summer Storm was dubbed World/ Hip Hope and includes themes ofNature, Culture, Life and the Lyrical.
Album > Mia Muze + Elemental presents.. eSeason Themes: Electronica Fusion, Trip Hop, Drama.
Interesting Tidbitz about me. Won a bronze medal in the Australian Kendo Championships (Women’s Division – NSW 1996). Did work experience with the Navy and was a Cadet in the Australian Army Corps. An experienced Business Manager and Banking + Finance Consultant.
My Typical interests include; Sci Fi, Technology, Etymology, Media, Hiking + Marketing and Business . I was strongly influenced by Alternative Aussie Rock, Hip Hop and Pop of the 90s, Esoteria, English Linguistics, my own experience and understanding, and Gene Roddenberry!!
My real name is Maria de los Angeles Horigome. Apparently I am allowed to use the letters B.Pop.Music (cool!)
I’ll keep tap tapping at the settings on the site til everything is just right. Til then, drop in time and again. Enjoy the diversity? Enjoy my tunes
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