Masha Zargarin may have one of the more compelling stories in recent memory. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Zargarin grew up with classical training, playing Chopin and Rachmaninoff. When Zagarain was a teenager, her and her family relocated to Los Angeles, where she got into electronic music after being introduced to the instrumental compositions of Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell, as well as the trip-hop of Massive Attack and Dead Can Dance.
Although Zargarin may be best known for her work as Sabrosa Purr’s drummer, her solo side project, Omniflux has been receiving quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere for an ethereal and moody trip hop sound. Her latest single “Dance In Your Blood” is arguably the most ominous yet danceable song she’s released, as it’s comprised of layers of thundering and cascading synths which give the song a muscular heft, paired with Zargarin’s breathily cooed vocals.
In some way, the track reminds me quite a bit of the eerie electronica of Zambri – darkly seductive and possessing a brooding evil under the surface.
The official video, which was recently released is absolutely trippy, You’ll see footage of Zargarin performing the song with psychedelic and colorful images projected onto her and the wall behind her; of Zargarin playing bass in a bright, sunny room; and of Zargarin roaming about on the beach and the woods with a variety of costumes.