French producer and vocalist Malibu’s debut EP, One Life, is due November 1 on UNO NYC (Arca, Ian Isiah, Fatima Al Qadiri) and Joyful Noise’s White Label series. The first single from the project, “Tilting On Windmills” is now available via the the label and various streaming services. One Life is Malibu’s first project since appearing on PAN’s 2017 Mono No Aware compilation. Additionally, Malibu is set to perform on November 3 at London’s Southbank Centre as part of their Deep Minimalism series—more info and tickets here.
Malibu is 24-year-old Barbara Braccini. Born and raised in Pau, France, Malibu spent her formative years studying music theory and piano at conservatory, while also learning from her father who is a jazz pianist and oceanologist. Following a brief period living in Angola, Malibu returned to France for boarding school as a teen where she fell in love with 90’s synths and electronic dance music, eventually teaching herself to compose music with a midi keyboard and gear loaned from her dad. A lover of melody and reverb, Malibu’s music is an intimate expression created from strings, sampling and her own vocals. Malibu also hosts a monthly mix series, United in Flames, on Montreal’s n10.as.