Emika [Emika Records / Ostgut Ton / Ninja Tune]DJ - travels from Berlin, GER
Bringing bold new tendencies to a world of avant garde classicism, popular song and contemporary electronic minimalism, the Berlin-based Emika has, since the turn of the decade, transposed perceived notions of music on its head. Of-late, her patrician approach to the time-honored sounds of chamber music has caught up with the evolution of her dubby, trip hop and melancholic pop stylings, underpinned by the glitched, steeping design of her academic yet abstract production techniques.
Her current live performance, furthermore, has seen Emika reconceptualise the way she takes to the stage. Embarking on a new hybrid approach to song, sound manipulation and DJing, Emika now presents an advanced, singular vision that is uniquely her own; exploiting new technologies in live vocal looping, sample triggering, drum programming and sequential synthesis.
Having signed to Ninja Tune for her first two albums, Emika (2011) and Dva (2013), she established her own, eponymous label in 2015 which is a single year released both her Drei and Klavírní long players. With her fifth studio album now upon us, Melanfonie, the result of a successful kickstarter campaign that allowed her to work with the City Of Prague’s 70-piece Philharmonic Orchestra, Emika is once again breaking new ground for singer-songwriters, producers and performers alike.