Born in Talinn, Estonia, Maria Juur grew up constantly listening to music, thanks to her father, a well-known Estonian music critic. A self-described "prominent underage clubber," Juur was fascinated by electronic music - house, techno, and post-punk - during high school, and began producing her own music under the Maria Minerva moniker in 2011. Now based out of London, where she recently finished her Masters in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, Maria Minerva's haunting vocals and experimental take on lo-fi electronica has earned her a cult following. Her first EP, Scared and Profane Love debuted on 100% Silk in back in 2011, and after a slew of other releases, Will Happiness Find Me? - her second full-length album, which she recorded in a makeshift studio in Lisbon, Portugal - dropped the next year under 100% Silk's parent label Not Not Fun Records. Her genre-defying third EP, Bless is out now on 100% Silk.
As Maria explains in the spoken word intro of her exclusive mix, she recorded on a sunny day in Brooklyn, resulting in a range of upbeat electronic offerings. Disco-funk synth producer Cloud One's 1976 hit Atmosphere Strut is followed by techno from Theo Parrish and Moodymann, R&B from The Gaff and Barbara Manson, and juke from Patrice & Friends.
Cloud One Atmosphere Strut
Theo Parrish & Moodymann Lake Shore Drive
Love Life Orchestra Roses on Bond Street
Barbara Mason Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind
WIld Bill RIcketts Riki
Patrice & Friends Call Me
Extra T's E.T. Boogie
Excepter Rock Stepper
The Gaff High Life
YMO Gradated Grey
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