Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
Not content with dominating the left-field electro-pop world by himself, Mura Masa has been steadily building Anchor Point, a record label packed with intriguing oddball talent. Having already introduced us to Bonzai, Anchor Point’s next break out stars look set to be Jadu Heart, a mysterious duo going only by the names Dina and Faro. Masked musicians making dusty SoundCloud friendly electro, trip hop weirdness? Obviosuly we had to hit them up for this week’s Internet Crush.
What’s the story behind your Dina and Faro alter-egos?
Dina and Faro are two kids from Koshui which is one of many planets in the Yahroo system. They discovered a magic MPC that cursed them into crystal monsters when they tried to play it. We met them in Walthamstow a few years ago, and have been telling their story through music ever since.
Where did the masks come from?
Seeing as the whole thing is about Dina and Faro, it only seemed right to look like them too. I mean, they look pretty weird… So that’s where the masks came from.
Who is the best-masked musician of all time?
Of all time? Shit, probably some ancient middle eastern or tribal African stuff. But modern music? I guess Goat and DOOM.
Will you ever release your true identities?
Yeah probably. I mean the whole masked thing is not so much a means to hide our true identities or anything – well maybe a bit. It’s more of an opportunity for us to get into character.
How did you get signed to Anchor Point?
We met Alex through our tutor at uni and told him about Dina, Faro and the 7 dimensions, and instantly he wanted to put out the music.
Who do you roll with?
Our cat, Beans, and Yuki Ame; he’s a beast.
Describe your sound in just a sentence:
Inter-dimensional whisper pop.
Lady Snowblood, Heavy Metal, Weird Science and When Harry Met Sally.
Last book you read:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Dr Becklow’s Guide to the 7 Dimensions.
First single/album you ever bought?
F: Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High.
D: Eminem – The Eminem show.
First band/act you ever went to see?
D: Joan Armatrading.
F: The Saw Doctors.
D: Crying because my dad killed a slug by pouring salt over it.
What do you do in your spare time?
Are you a morning or evening person?
First song you ever wrote?
Something you will never hear haha.
Favourite song of your own?
D: ‘Cursed’ – 3 minutes of rain, who wouldn’t like that.
F: ‘Moon Rising’ – just one slow build into this epic spacey break. Sounds like the worlds ending but everyone’s cool with it.
D: Of ours? “I saw you, in the river dancing close to me” (meeting Faro). When you see someone you really like from afar and they don’t know you’re there so you just stare at them for what seems like an eternity.
F: ‘Driving through hell in a sunroof.’ (I’m a kid) When you’re in a fucked up situation but decide to just go with the flow.
Jadu Heart’s latest single ‘U Never Call Me w. Mura Masa’ is out now.
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