MUSICIAN

 

Loa Myst is an artist moniker Marushka created to distinguish her musical identity from other creative endeavors.

 

As an artist, she has worked with Grammy Award winning creatives worldwide - namely, producers/artists Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Keziah Jones), Brian West (K’Naan, Maroon 5) Timothy Stewart (Lady GAGA), Monte Neuble (Rihanna, Mary J Blige) and Raymond Angry (Lauryn Hill, Quest Love). Her debut EP was nominated by the Music Resource Group in the Urban EP Category for The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards, while she toured France with artist Beth Hart (2014) playing legendary historic venues, such as L’Olympia.

 

After spending increasingly more time traveling to Kenya, Nairobi became home - collaborating with contemporary African music pioneers, Blinky Bill (Just A Band), Owuor Arunga (Macklemore), Jojo Abot and Kato Change. There, she co-founded a musical collective (Cosmic Homies - Taio Tripper, Karun Mungai, Joseph Kiwango) receiving much positive reception internationally, invited to headline a range of prestigious stages from SXSW to YALE University.

 

Simultaneously, as a solo artist Loa Myst headlined classic venues like NYC’s Soho House and groundbreaking festivals

(Nyege Nyege, Uganda). In 2019 released her firstEP (WADE) produced by Kenyan artist Nu Fvnk (EA Wave), followed by two singles (Way Higher, Light & Shadow) in collaboration with NYC producers Troy Mobius (Lee Scratch Perry) & J Bless. 

 In February 2020, Myst released her most recent EP (PRESSURE) produced by M³ 

MAYBE ART IS A KIND OF PRACTICAL MAGIC.

WE CAN'T EXPLAIN OR AGREE on MUCH ABOUT IT;

except for its power to make us want to know more.