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.
Last year, electronic mastermind Bonobo took his career to new heights, gaining critical acclaim with the release of his fifth studio album, 'The North Borders'. Never one to rest upon his laurels though, the Brighton-based producer has now announced a forthcoming live version of the album, recorded during the ensuing 18-month world tour.
You know how it is. That epic, hip-hop crime drama series you’ve been directing is almost finished. But you just can’t find the right track for the final episode’s crucial club scene. You can’t afford to get Snoop in for a session yet, so what do you do? Head straight to a music production library and search the archives until you find 'It': ‘Walk it Like a Dog’, a bolshy rap track bulging with what’s evocatively described as “pure club swagger” and “hot electro flavour” over a “mid-tempo banger” that definitely isn’t a low budget ‘In Da Club’.
To describe Andy Carthy as a one-off is probably to understate the situation. He designs all his own album covers and artwork. He's launched his own brand of tea and has a pop-up tea shop set up at many of his gigs selling brews and biscuits. He lugs boxes of vinyl, his own decks and a mixing console around the world in an era when it's quite de rigueur to turn up with nowt but a pair of headphones and memory stick in your pocket.