MOAN is a project which began in Moscow in 2014. The ideologist, voice and producer behind it is Olga Lyalina.
MOAN characterizes her sound as something intimate and something overtly human. She uses her music to express true feelings. From pleasure to pain, joy to madness, her tracks have an incomparable feeling of reality. Balancing on the edge of pop and underground garage, MOAN has a penchant for minimalism and is utterly devoted to putting every part of herself into her productions. Moan aims for lightness, sound transparency and ease of reference, showing remarkable ability of working in different stylistic situations.
Aside from her abundant sound inspirations, Olga sees influence in the work of groundbreaking designers such Alexander Wang and Maison Margiela. Both musically and aesthetically, MOAN creates a visual force of female empowerment. The glamorous explosion of hooks and looks is a force to reckoned with.
In 2015 MOAN began collaborating with producer Nuage. Real name Dmitry Kuzmin, Nuage has been recognized by XLR8R, Fact Magazine, Mixmag, BBC and more. Nuage is renowned for his emotionally charged and highly elevating music. Together, MOAN and Nuage make for an entirely enviable collaboration. Their joint track Always lové was remixed by famous world DJs Vanilla A e, Adri Block, VOLAC and released on compilations in New York and Ibiza. Releases coming on: DELVE DEEPER RECORDINGS , Drope Records (London)/PAPA TRAX (London)/King Street Sounds (NY) /Open House Records (London)/ Out of Doors Records (Moscow), Electronica Records (Moscow).
Support from Steve Bug, Cevin Fisher , Paris Cesvette, Stephane Deschezeaux, Spiritchaser's Eclectic, EDX , Nick Warren, Sean Finn, Stone Bridge and more.