MUSICEYES & EDGE

MARIBOU STATE @ DOUG FIR

MUSICEYES & EDGE
MARIBOU STATE @ DOUG FIR
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The English based band, Maribou State is coming to Doug Fir this evening for is what to be a really good time. Maribou State blends music together in the most beautiful way and gives you a chance to really get into the middle of the music. Under the same label as Odesza, these guys have the sound and it might be the last time you see them in a smaller venue in Portland.  Catch them tonight at Doug Fir and also vibe to their newest project 'Portraits Remixed' on 12" which has been on repeat for a few days now. 12inch_3mm.inddEYES & EDGE: When did you first know you had to make music for crowds to enjoy? What was your first memory of realizing you had to be in the music industry?Maribou State: It’s not something we’ve ever really given much thought too. We’ve always written music that we both like and thankfully we’ve been lucky enough for people to start liking it as well. It’s been very gradual. One day we got ten plays a day on Soundcloud, the next day it was a thousand. From quite a young age we both knew we wanted to make music our careers. I think our first remix commission shocked us, realising that you can actually earn money from making music.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/92026963" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]E&E: What is it like to be a resident DJ on BBC Radio One? Awkward? Fun? Both?MS: So far we’ve had a lot of fun making our BBC Residency shows. It’s given us a great opportunity to really delve into the music we love and find out more about where it came from, who released it and so on. Its often easy to get wrapped up in other elements of our work and these shows have given us a great excuse to just listen to loads of music every month!E&E: Desert island or on top of a mountain?MS: I’d say top of the mountain and I’m quite sure Chris would say Desert Island.MaribouState_byWilliam_Cooper-MitchellE&E: Most fun memory from being on tour so far?MS:  We’ve had a lot of fun touring together and that’s increased ten fold since bringing the rest of our live band on the road with us. It’s really hard to pick out a standout time or moment. I’d say feeding a pet alligator named Carlos burritos at a house party in Albuquerque is up there. Along with any Glastonbury festival.Photo courtesy: William Cooper-Mitchell