Well known amongst the electronic music community in the UK, Ayah Marar‘s dedication to her music has earned her the rightful title of “The Queen Of Bass.” Her debut album, ‘The Real’ attracted widespread attention and critical acclaim upon its release, with an interview in Vibe Magazine, Music Week featuring her song “Alive” as their Track Of The Week, and Ayah winning Best Female Artist in the 2013 Drum And Bass Awards. Ayah’s fan-base is strong, dedicated and has continued to grow since the US release of her debut album on July 9, 2013.
Ayah’s ‘The Real,’ is a kaleidoscopic debut album, with thirteen songs that perfectly blend the many different sounds of the underground dance scene. Ayah cherry-picks the very best elements of drum and bass, techno and house and bolts them onto well-crafted pop hooks that shatter any dance floor. “It’s an homage to dance music in whatever form, whether it’s garage or two step or house or drum and bass,” she explains.
With seemingly every other new pop star trying to marry a gargantuan dance beat to a pretty melody, it’s a competitive world. The difference here is that Ayah Marar isn’t faking it. She lives the life of an underground dance fiend, of a DJ and MC, of a strong woman in a male-dominated industry. Her two worlds, the underground and the mainstream, have been brought together organically, co-existing in a way that sounds fresh rather than forced. “I’m trying something that I don’t think has been done in the way we’re trying to do it,” Marar states. “It’s what I love to do; it’s trying to find that balance.”
“Dubbed ‘The Queen Of Bass,’ Ayah blends fiery vocals (you will be singing along all day) with rattling drum breaks and bass that will slam you in the face.” – Vibe
“Ayah Marar establishes her own pop identity brilliantly” – Q Magazine
“Queen of UK Bass!” – Dazed Digital