Mayari is an artist/producer making filipino inspired ethereal electronica and dance.
With influences from artists such as Kelly Lee Owens, Four Tet, William Orbit and John Hopkins, Mayari features resonant analogue swirling synthesisers, lush ethereal vocals and field recordings over thumping 4/4s.
Mayari not only holds a Bachelor of Music Production and a Bachelor of Film/Television, but she also is a graduate from acting school. Thus it is undeniable that Mayari is a true multidisciplinary creative and consequently has a unique all-encompassing process, approaching her music cinematically.
In Dec 2023 Mayari released her debut album “Womb” which explores the idea of healing of self through cultural roots, and literally the idea of healing her body after health issues in her womb. Mayari has also just begun performing her live sets around Naarm, which journeys through sound healing, to acid to witchy grunge moments, with the through-line as an ethereal ritualistic quality inspired by her filipino spirit.
Mayari’s previous independent releases under her old moniker Ali Adriano, garnered attention and airplay from the likes of Triple J, RRR, PBS and FBI Radio. She was selected by Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun), as winner for Triple J’s songwriting competition (2021) and commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria for compositional work. Furthermore she was a recipient of Moreland City Council’s Flourishing Arts grant (2022), Melbourne City Arts grant (2023) and was winner of a scholarship for further study at Electronic Music School Berlin in June (2023). Notable live performance credits include supporting Honey Smack at Electric Dreams, and performing at Now or Never Festival supporting Alice Longyu Gao, Clair and Prophecy Girl.
Mayari has just begun producing her follow up EP. With all music produced, engineered and mixed by Mayari, she is an exciting producer that is one to watch.