Hydrah is a Los Angeles-based electronic music composer, vocalist, and classically trained cellist and pianist. Led by her powerfully indelible vocals, Hydrah's emotionally charged yet melodic, driving sound is most inspired by house and techno genres. The unusual combination of her training and influences culminate in an unforgettable stage performance of live vocals, keys, launch pads, and synths.
Hydrah's most formative experiences, however, stemmed from her work in conservation. After earning a bachelor's degree in biology, Hydrah developed a deep reverence for nature through her work in the field. Of all the beauty she experienced, the sounds were what left the strongest impression on her musical ears.
In her spring and summer 2018 releases, Hydrah has artfully included scientifically sampled sounds from the Pacific Ocean, redefining what an electronic composition can be. As she tours the U.S., Europe and Latin America with her new, club-inspired set, Hydrah plans to donate a portion of ticket sales to ocean conservation organizations. It's her way of blending her passions: inspiring both environmental change and the desire to dance.
"This is Hydrah, a musician based in L.A. who has already covered classical music and punk rock in her career. With that background she turned to electronic music, such as her lasted release “World Is Mine”, a feel good, vibrant dance track."
Creators Project Video Feature
“Fixated as they are on the marine life's vibrant colors and hypnotic motion, the last thing most people imagine when they think of coral reefs is the sounds they make. Electronic music artist Hydrah's new song, "Siren," however, samples audio from two coral reefs—one healthy and the other critically-endangered—serve as the foundation of the track, battling each other throughout the song's running time. A music video, created with footage from Nntinio Rod's macro timelapse film, Coral Colors, digitally altered with 2D and 3D software to fit Hydrah's aesthetic, adds yet another mesmerizing dimension to coral reef environments.”
Urban Lifestlye Chic Feature
“Moody and dark, Ominous is a powerful piece juxtaposed between modern electronica and haunting piano and strings. The underlying beat surges through the introduction and the strings lifting the track into a pumping dance beat ready for any nightclub.”
Up an Coming Magazine
"Hydrah’s passion for the planet cannot only be found in the hauntingly beautiful music she creates; but also in the devotion, the songstress dedicates to her craft, working painstakingly to bring her cause to the masses."
Fodors Travel Feature
With the EP she includes this message: “If you have had the great fortune of submersing yourself under the surface of the ocean or hiking in a jungle, these sounds will take you back because they are extraordinary and cannot be replicated with technology. They are organic, they are one of a kind, and we are in a position to lose them.”
Nest HQ Feature
“This track perfectly embodies its title through gorgeous classical instrumentation and topped by haunting, angelic vocals. A mood-boosting bass-line accentuated by a tinkling piano opens the track before a string section draws you into the beautiful chaos this track is named for. Here’s hoping classical house is going to become more and more of a thing.”
Dancing Astronaut Feature
“Hydrah has an emotionally charged yet minimal style that puts to use her skills as not only a producer, but also as a classically trained pianist, cellist, and vocalist. “
This Song Slaps Feature
"The song is ominous but seductive. It lures you in with its upbeat snares and bassline. Solemn violins are added in to give the song a somber feeling. Her lyrics remind the listener though that all around them are positive and beautiful things which need to be grasped onto and preserved. The song integrates samples she collected during her world travels as her time as a biology major in college. She wants the listener to feel connected with the world around them through her use of these."