Despite growing up in the same picturesque village - Potten End (Herts) - Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State customarily ignored each other at school, but discovered their shared passion for music at university in Leeds and became firm friends. Read More...
Since then they have steadily built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs and a fistful of remixes (including Kelis, Lana del Ray, Ultraísta) since 2011. Plaudits from the electronic press have flowed thick and fast alongside support from radio heavyweights: Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, B. Traits, Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson amongst others.
The past 18 months has been a glorious blur, with weekends dedicated to touring – the duo have zipped around UK, Europe, the US and Australia – whilst keeping a strict 9-to-5 work ethic in the studio during the week that has enabled them to record their finest work to date. It’s hard to pick out highlights, but Glastonbury, Warehouse Project, and Bestival were particularly special milestones.
Intrigues by the dynamics of electronic music for the dance floor as much as the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song craft, they have worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic and the synthetic, showcased on their forthcoming debut.
- Maribou State joins BBC Radio 1 Residency
- Maribou State named 'Runner Up' in Solid Steel "Mix of the Year 2014"
- Maribou State raises money for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity
- Maribou State and Pedestrian present triathalon to Bestival Fundraiser
- Maribou State announces Oxjam Festival appearance
- Maribou State and Pedestrian remix of Kelis' "Friday Fish Fry" stands out from the pack
- Maribou State and Pedestrian's "Friday Fish Fry" remix featured on Indie Shuffle
- Maribou State collaborates with Pedestrian to rework "Friday Fish Fry" by Kelis
- Special Maribou State mix released on Pack London
- Maribou State interview featured in Ministry of Sound
- Maribou State mix featured in Solid Steel Radio