Ayah Marar is one of the hardest working women in UK music. The vocalist who sings “I was born to be a raver” has done everything from running drum and bass nights, to radio shows, to her own record label, and, oh, just things in general. Her debut album The Real is packed with intense, energetic dance tracks like “Go Hard” and brooding, bassy joints like “Lethal Dose.”
But even unstoppable party machines need a day off to lighten up in the sun now and again. When the Londoner went on a laid-back jaunt through NYC recently, she took us along for the day. Yeah, we felt pretty lucky to get to see the relaxed side of this underground heroine.
All photos by Emily Winiker