Maya Vice

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Where are you currently based?

I’m currently based in St Kilda in Melbourne.

How did you first start playing music?

I first started playing music with my father when I was really young, like three years old. He had me in the studio at six, singing on his albums.

What’s been happening recently?

Recently I have been working on finishing a bigger body of work. I have released a lot of singles and now I’m really trying to work on a cohesive flow of new music to release into the new year. Well in lockdown I’ve also been teaching myself how to DJ which is been quite exciting to learn a new way to perform.

Your new single ‘Equal People’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

I wanted to write a song that allowed people to feel free. I tried to envision myself playing to people and what I want to say to them and what music I don’t want to give them to allow them to let go and feel free. I tried to create music that allows people to take on their own perception of the words, so that they can relate to it too. With this song I kept the lyrics quite minimal as I wanted to create a song I can play live but also in my house DJ sets.

How did you go about writing Equal People?

I wrote equal people pretty much on the spot in the studio. I came back and forth a lot with the structure and feature singers. Yet the original track was quite simple to write and really came together quickly.

Where and when did you record/produce/master?

I recorded this song with Jack Arentz aka Haxx. We have been working together for a long time I actually did my very first single with him. We have a great connection in the studio and I really feel like he understands where I want to go within the dance music scene.

How did you approach the recording process?

I approached the recording process how I normally would and this was before Covid. Which was just to jump in the studio and busted out in a few days. But then we went into lockdown so Jack and I had to work out of his home studio to finish it. Yet I still feel the song was better after time, so I’m glad we waited.

Any new music on the way?

Yes I’ve just been working on few new things I’m really hoping to have start coming out in summer.

What do you like to do away from music?

Away from music I love to ride my bike and lately I’ve gotten back into painting which is been quite therapeutic in

Who are you listening to at the moment?

At the moment I’ve been listening to a lot of Cinematic Orchestra, Alfa Mist and H.E.R. Because I’m so used to having to learn new music all the time in my downtime I listen to quite a lot of instrumental stuff.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2021 going into 2022?

For the rest of this year I plan to just keep trying to get as much as I can out there while also trying to make my art relatable in these new times of the music industry.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I know it’s going to sound ridiculous to say but my favourite food is definitely broccoli. I used to hate it as a child and I think that’s why maybe I like it now as I never used to eat it when I was young.And my favourite place to hang out is probably anywhere by the ocean.

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