A remix EP of tracks from Emika’s sixth studio album Falling In Love With Sadness, released late last year for World Mental Health Day. British post-dubstep producer Pinch turns ‘Eternity’ into something cinematic; techno star Julia Govor opens ‘Run’ up and finds new depths; veteran Rebekah turns the title track into a piece of dark techno; and Headless Horseman almost completely revamps ‘Wash It All Away’. Released on green coloured 12” vinyl.
The first solo album in a little while for the busy multi-project artist that is Emika. Falling In Love With Sadness is perhaps a richer, denser listen than past Emika, with her dramatic voice sitting in a soundbed of big spacey synths and melodic hooks. Released on the artist’s own Emika Records label.
Fleet-footed hard-pumping electroish techno from Emika, landing 2 new tracks on an appreciative public. She pulls every bit of available magic from the minimal elements she’s chose here, wasting nothing. Forever Never is full of dance floor drama, yet it never sheds its cool steely demeanour. 12” on Emika’s very own Emika Records.
Emika is back, bearing phat beats with crazy breaks and vertigo-inducing drops. At the same time, she floats above the earthly instruments with her honest, piercing and dreamy voice. DREI showcases not only her vocal qualities, but also her love for twitchy glitches, glacial instrumentation and bass you can feel.
Emika featuring Michaela Šrůmová and the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra Melanfonie
Emika has experience of both the electronic production world and the symphonic classical tradition, and Melanfonie brings the two together into one huge and dramatic whole. The piece is a full-blown orchestral work, featuring the Prague Metropolitan Orcheatra and a soaringly emotional vocal performance from Michaela Šrůmová. The work is released on CD and vinyl on Emika’s Emika Records.
Emika’s last album, DREI, went down very well with all sorts of characters, and so has received the appropriate reward: a remix EP. Doing the honours here are The Black Dog (a frantic dancefloor take), CNCPT (a dubbed techno version), The Exaltics (a simple but strong electro remix)... And that’s just the A-side! 12” on Emika Records.