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You see now I got nerve for asking what I'm worth. If you really got faith, then I know you'll invest. ”

Lyrics from Drop The Other

Emika, born in the UK and of Czech heritage, studied classical piano and composition. She waitressed to save up for her first Apple Mac and copy of Logic. She was living in Bristol as the city transitioned from d&b to dubstep and she went to the first parties organised by Pinch. “I continue to be a part of this culture which has spread worldwide now.” She now lives in Berlin, where she works as a sound designer for Native Instruments and it is here she discovered the legendary Berghain nightclub in 2010 where she began making field recordings. She made a sample library which all the resident producer/DJs made music from. The resulting compilation of music became the club's label, Ostgut Ton's anniversary release, called 'Fünf'. All her songs are based on narratives: “I start with an idea, a story, and then I seek to find the sound world that best dramatises my story, making it into a song. I try very hard to stay faithful to my narratives and not fall into the trap of genre conventions which is why I’m shy of genre references. Emika has worked with Jimmy Edgar, Marcel Dettmann, Tommy Four Seven, Pinch, Nick Hoppner, Paul Frick, Brand Brauer Frick and Amon Tobin.
Emika
Glitchy, downtempo dubstep that's made for late nights
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