“Drop The Other,” the first e.p. from Emika – and already one of the year’s most auspicious debuts. Even before release, Emika’s already received airplay from tastemaking DJs like Zane Lowe + Mary Anne Hobbs. Listening to “Drop The Other”’s title track and its equally strong b-side “Double Edge,” it’s clear why. Eerie, near-classical piano collides into glitched-out edits and skittering drum patterns, while speaker-shattering lows rub against Emika’s own hushed, cryptic vocals, the iconoclastic blend marking her an artist that makes a habit of defying expectation. Just when you think you know what you’re hearing, Emika flips the script: the cinematic sound architecture evokes the deepest techno, but the tempo moves too slow, the beats too jagged; the sub-bass, meanwhile, could shudder the most underground dubstep club, but it’s paired with haunting, syncopated vocal hooks that suggest Aaliyah’s work with Timbaland taken to its darkest extreme.

download it

and a dubstep version!!

Emika‘s Ninja Tune debut EP ‘Drop The Other’ is released on 18th January.

more info, like the one i posted here, can be found on her myspace or in ninja tunes

We’re still having some teething errors with our blog and so posts are being published with the wrong author like this one, it has not been posted by me, DJ UMB, but our homie Caballo.

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