My name is Anthony Maureal, but I go by my nickname, “Mogli.” I was born in the Philippines, in an island-city called Cebu. When I was 6 years old, my family moved to Seoul, South Korea where we lived for 4 years. When I turned 10, we moved to San Jose, California and I was introduced to my third language, a new country, and a lot of cool things that would influence me for the rest of my life.
I soon discovered my passion for extreme sports and music—especially hip hop, metal, alternative rock, ambient, and hxc/screamo. I started drumming when I was 13 with a screamo garage band, but really began developing my chops with Homestead High School’s award-winning marching band and drum line in Cupertino, CA. From 2005-2000, I was part of this band. We performed, competed and toured, winning first place in tournaments, and made it to the top 5 at the WBA (Western Band Association) and BOA (Bands of America).
After graduating high school, I studied at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, majoring in Sound Arts. At Ex’pression, I learned how to be a creative professional in studio recording, audio post-production, live sound, and music production. Throughout my studies, I was fortunately exposed to different genres and learned different types of art that I never knew were possible.
My passion for photography caught me by surprise. While traveling in Peru in 2013, I snapped a shot of the city of Cuzco with my iPhone·4s and decided to submit it to a photo contest on a whim. BAM! I won the contest and with the $1,000 prize money, I was able to buy my first DSLR camera. I’ve been shooting away ever since, and now work professionally as a photographer. I am also beginning to explore film and videography as well.
Since graduating in 2012, I've been working all over the San Francisco Bay Area as a Photographer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Music Producer, and Drummer. I released my first self-produced album, Frumosa in 2013. Aside from being a drum instructor in local schools, I also compose and produce music for film, dance, and theater. Two of my biggest project engagements have been performing with the award-winning band, MAD NOISE, and performing and producing music and soundtrack for the theater/band/film troupe, RADIX. I am also the RADIX photographer and a member of the film production crew.
Living in Oakland, CA and getting to work with both upcoming and seasoned artists in the San Francisco Bay Area have inspired me to grow in music and arts and encouraged me to learn and embrace different art forms in my travels. I’ve learned how to adapt, adjust, and appreciate everything around me. I've learned that art is a way of life and that it is healthy for the mind and soul. It can be created or destroyed and can sometimes unleash ecstasy. I am always trying to push my boundaries, learn more about myself, experiment in new ways, and use creativity to evolve as a person and artist.
I love producing chill-beat music/soundtracks, training in Capoeira, drumming with musicians, skateboarding, engaging in Xtreme sports, collaborating in projects and living to share art with everyone!
Collaborative fun with the homie Mikl Barton