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Biography

Marascia starts her artistic carreer in the mid 90s working actively for some independent labels.

Among some of her first house music experiments “The land of rhythm EP” gets immediate international feedback. From this moment on her name starts appearing on the most influential djs charts and playlists.

She works as a producer as well as a remixer and she is asked to remix tracks by Todd Terry, John Aquaviva and Richie Hawtin on legendary labels such as Illegal and Strictly Rhythm. He then starts djing in the most important clubs in England, Spain, Germany, France and even Russia. But it is only from 1997 that Marascia starts releasing real charts hits.

When “Ride on the Rhythm” was released with the name Blackwood it went straight to number 1 on the Italian charts and and was top ten in many other countries. Then followed “My love for you” and “Peace”. Both tracks were big hits being played on the main radio networks and tv shows. After the Blackwood project he released another single with the name Chase called “Obsession”. The tracks title was a sort of prediction because he was a huge success becoming a real radio obsession of the late nineties.

Jumping onto the new millennium Marascia gets acquainted with one of the most famous Italian djs of that period who was to become her current executive producer. Meanwhile she writes and produces two tracks for the Brazilian singer Vania “Agua y amor” and “La brisa del mar” which have been dancefloor fillers all over the globe.

She then begins to work for label Sound4group and starts working on more peculiar tracks in which she adds drums and percussions creating a very original sound that will become a real trend in the underground scene. The result is an explosive mix of electro sound and tribal atmospheres that made tracks like “Chemical attraction” and “Genetically changed” a new step in dance music.

To follow is “The Rumbar” project alongside with Kortezman, who was also involved in the earlier Blackwood and Chase projects, giving birth to the track “A bailar mi gente” that was a huge success and got licensed all over the world on labels like Emi, Virgin, Global Productions e New Records. Her style is instantly recognisable and Marascia is the only artist that ever entered the dance charts with tribal house tracks creating a sort of little revolution in the dance scene. In 2002 Marascia releases “Shake it” that was to be one of the most played dance tracks of that year played on all the major Italian radio networks and soon licensed to all the most prestigious foreign labels finally reaching number 8 on the American Billboard dance chart.

In a few words Marascia is an international phenomenon that cannot be stopped.

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