As we ready ourselves for a night of techno at Berlin’s Tresor with international female collective female:pressure, halfway ‘round the world, known misogynist Donald Trump is busy swearing in as the 45th president of the United States.
At the same time, millions of women are sewing “pussy hats” and making protest signs in preparation for the weekend’s worldwide Women’s March against The Donald — the party’s timing couldn’t feel more apt.
Kick Starter is doing some wonderfull things for the dance music community, allowing projects that were potentially out of sight to be realised, and one such project that we have been keeping an eye on over at DJ Mag is Emika’s Symphony Project.
Emika — who we featured as a panellist in September’s Tech Awards — has been busy releasing studio LPs, an album of piano compositions, setting up her own label, playing live and DJing all over the world. But now she is set to begin what she describes as her “most exciting project yet: a fully-fledged orchestral symphony”.
Undoubtedly one of the UK's most revered female musical exports, Emika's unconventional dark beats and vocals have gained her fans among music's elite — Thom Yorke, Pinch and Mary Anne Hobbs to name a few.
After two critically acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune, Emika has today announced plans to start releasing music on her own brand new Emika Records imprint.
'Dilo 12' is a track from Emika's new 'Klavirni LP', a piano music album inspired by a visit to her family home in Buckinghamshire and a reunion with her old favourite piano. It's being released on Emika's own Emika Records and uniquely, they're offering a copy of the score to the album to anyone who emails their reciept to Emika Records.
Exclusive first play of an absolutely brilliant track from one of our favourite British exports, Emika!
'Melancholia Euphoria' has a distinct UK sound, lending itself to the new sounds in instrumental grime — possibly unkowingly. Glistening synths and vocal chops translate Emika's dark and brooding styles perfectly onto the dancefloor, making this an essential for any DJ's record bag.
Shelter Point are a Nottingham based duo specializing in soulful, experimental, vocal based electronic music. Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, and Huw Stephens are already fans, and so are we!
The mix moves from experimental to some more contemporary techno vibes and the track selection is simply superb. Meditative yet full of energy, this mix is an expertly sculpted journey through the mind and we love it.