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Olivia Stock
9 July 2024, 13:01

Premiere: porij ‘Stranger (Ft. Elkka) [Club Edit]’

Elkka delivers a euphoric club edit of porij’s ‘Stranger’ in the wake of stellar debut LPs from both parties

Composite image of the members of Porij sitting together in a white room and Elkka posing on a chair in a white suit

Elkka has teamed up with porij to release an edit of their recent track, ‘Stranger’, via London label Play It Again Sam. Have an exclusive first listen below.

Following the soaring success of her debut LP, ‘Prism of Pleasure’, released in May on Ninja Tune, the Cardiff-born, London-based DJ, producer and live artist adds another notch to her belt with a party-starting collab alongside indie-pop outfit, porij. Plucked from the band’s own debut record, which hit shelves back in April, ‘Stranger’ gets a euphoric, dancefloor update, featuring chunky house beats, excitable hi-hats and warm, bubbling synth work.

Speaking on the collaborative track, Elkka shared: “The vocals and the lyrics captivated me straight away. Queer music and queer stories told through pop... it’s my dream come true so instantly wanted to put my spin on it!”

Written over the space of 18 months, Elkka’s debut album explores queer intimacy, freedom and sensuality across 10 tracks. The record features the previously released singles, ‘Passionfruit‘ featuring John Carroll Kirby, ‘Your Skin’ and ‘I Just Want To Love You’.

Catch the femme culture label head performing at Chicago’s ARC Festival next month, alongside ANOTRHoney DijonAvalon EmersonCharlotte de WitteJayda GSammy Virji and more.

‘Stranger (Ft. Elkka) [Club Edit]’ is out 10th July. Have an exclusive first listen below.

Revisit Elkka’s contribution to DJ Mag’s Selections series.