In August, just days before his neck-breaking, sold out show with Hekler at Believe Music Hall in Atlanta, the Australian heavy dubstep producer formerly known as Mastadon updated his social media and web presence with a big rebrand that had his fandom buzzing with curiosity. Now officially rebranded as Marauda, we caught up with Hamish Prasad in the green room at Believe before he took the stage to get more details on the abrupt name change:
What was it about the name that originally appealed to you as a good fit for your music and brand?
I've always felt a kinship or something for elephants. (Prasad is wearing a T-shirt with an elephant on it as he speaks) My first stuff was actually released under Elephant. Mastadon was a more intense or epic form of that.
The new name fits your sound well too - it's very aggressive. What was your inspiration to rebrand as Marauda?
There wasn't really a plan to it, the name just came to me.
Special thanks to Hamish Prasad for taking a few minutes to satisfy our curiosity, and to the staff of Iris Presents at Believe Music Hall and Zubah for the introduction!
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