Producer, DJ and label owner, Claudia Ayala likes playing with words in the same manner she manipulates sound.

Her pseudonym Masaya refers to her surname, Ayala and also attests to her will to push forwards and explore the electronic world as “mas alla” means “further” in Spanish, which is the mother tongue of this young Swiss miss, originally from Chilli but established in Lausanne since the tender age of 2.

From 2005 Claudia Ayala started producing and following a handful of EPs on labels such as NUM, Perspectiv or Tulipa, she decided to create her own stable: Mina Records. “Mina” means “pretty girl” or “gorgeous chick” in Spanish. She explains “I wanted to nourish the feminine touch in music, be it produced by a man or a woman, and sustain the music I love by choosing and proposing it to others”.

Tribal vibes, hypnotic voices, seductive atmospheres – these are all things you can expect to hear on Mina Records. Among some of the artists she has signed are Swiss talents like Ripperton, Agnes and Chaton, as well as international producers like Sei A, Petar Dundov, Clara Moto or Agaric.

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