Hydrah is a Los Angeles-based electronic music composer, classically trained pianist and vocalist. Her background in romantic classical music and years spent as a punk rock songstress have manifested in compositions that set orchestral-inspired melodies atop heavy driving bass lines. Led by her powerfully indelible vocals, Hydrah’s emotionally charged yet minimalist sound spans multiple genres within the electronic realm, culminating in an unforgettable stage performance that features live vocals and keys.
To showcase her organic-electronic sound, Hydrah prefers to transpose her tracks and perform with live instruments whenever possible. She will soon collaborate with a Los Angeles-based electronic orchestra, and looks forward to opportunities to collaborate with conservation outfits such as Surfrider and Oceania. "My hope in all of this is to raise awareness of and provide aid to endangered environments and those who are devoting their lives to protecting them," she says. For Hydrah, there is no longer a push and pull between competing aspirations. Her purpose of using her compositions to honor and preserve the natural word — her very own path — is refreshingly clear
“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."