MOAN signs at Open House Records...
Open House Records can now confirm that 'MOAN' has signed to the label with forthcoming release 'Secret'.
MOAN - DJ/Producer - Russia
MOAN is a project which began in Moscow in 2014. The ideologist, voice and producer behind it is Olga Lyalina.
A producer of other musical projects, the creator of the musical community Out of Doors. It has musical education in piano.
Influenced by Lamb, Róisín Murphy, Röyksopp, Tori Amos and Maya Jane Coles, MOAN draws inspiration from electronic culture as well as UK bass and garage. Olga’s debut single "Another You" went on to be remixed from Cream Soda, a DJ that has been recognised by the likes of Jimmy Edgar, XXXY, Bondax, DJ Caspa and many others.
In 2015 MOAN began collaborating with producer Nuage. Real name Dmitry Kuzmin, Nuage has been recognized by XLR8R, Fact Magazine, Mixmag, BBC and more. Nuage is renowned for his emotionally charged and highly elevating music. Together, MOAN and Nuage make for an entirely enviable collaboration. Their joint track Always lové was remixed by famous world DJs Vanilla Aсe, Adri Block, VOLAC and released on compilations in New York and Ibiza.
This recording immediately attracted the attention of reputable British specialized music portals and blogs, such as: Clash Magazine, Complex UK, Wonderland Magazine, Purplesneakers, BBMlive, JUST Magazine and others, who gave high marks and flattering marks to the project and musical material:
«It's clear that Lyalina is just as interested in creating lasting art, with her thoroughly on-point lyricism and vocal work, as she is with keeping the dancefloor packed. As with the best art, there's a lot to digest here, from the rich visual aesthetic right through to the crunchy, club-ready beats.» (COMPLEX UK).
«Pop delivered with no small degree of artful panache, Moan is becoming to turn heads across Europe and beyond. New cut 'Always Love' is rapidly becoming her calling card. Just right for the falling temperatures, there's an ineffable cool rippling through Moan's wonderful delivery.» (CLASH Magazine). Alison of Goldfrapp: "Like vocals drift atop Always Love’s rhythmic masterpieces and hypnotic bass notes, tethered together with seductive tones; a communiqué to the most diverse dance floors." As well the track Holy Heartbeats (Nuage Remix) was released in 2016 in the compilation of the collection Cafe del Mar (Ibiza).
For his work on the project, MOAN attracts all new musicians and is not afraid of experiments. The recently released track Amnesia recorded in a collaboration with MONYQ entered TOP 10 DEEP HOSE Traxsource and took a worthy place in the TOP 100 tracks.
MOAN characterizes her sound as something intimate and something overtly human. She uses her music to express true feelings. From pleasure to pain, joy to madness, her tracks have an incomparable feeling of reality. Balancing on the edge of pop and underground garage, MOAN has a penchant for minimalism and is utterly devoted to putting every part of herself into her productions. Moan aims for lightness, sound transparency and ease of reference, showing remarkable ability of working in different stylistic situations.
Aside from her abundant sound inspirations, Olga sees influence in the work of groundbreaking designers such Alexander Wang, Maison Margiela and Alexander McQueen . Both musically and aesthetically, MOAN creates a visual force of female empowerment. The glamorous explosion of hooks and looks is a force to reckoned with.
Hear the sound of MOAN here: https://soundcloud.com/moanofficial