What we say
Prolific electronica polymath Emika found acclaim once again this year with new studio album ‘DREI’, an opus that picked up Ibiza Spotlight’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and was called “a
Prolific electronica polymath Emika found acclaim once again this year with new studio album ‘DREI’, an opus that picked up Ibiza Spotlight’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and was called “a fascinating album” by Rolling Stone. With six new remixes on this EP, further life has been breathed into her latest LP – with stunning results.
UK techno legends The Black Dog provide a foreboding rework of Battles, all brooding pads, electro glitchery and stomping breakbeats.
Kamikaze Space Programme’s version is more dramatic still, returning the favour after Emika appeared on his own ‘Choke’ recently.
CNCPT (Brenda, Natch Records) kicks off the remixes of What’s The Cure with an industrious slab of dubbed-out, reverb-heavy techno, doing away with Emika’s vocals entirely and instead making use of her sound design expertise with subtle finesse.
Mysterious German Clone and Bunker affiliates The Exaltics tap into their electro roots on their rework with a thick, rubbery bassline working its way under a simple, atmospheric arrangement that allows Emika’s honeyed delivery to take centre stage.
Borai (Tasteful Nudes) teams up with Emika herself to provide a stripped-back, heavily-swung, stomping take on the track, boiling it down to its melodic and textural essence.
Eomac rounds off the package with his stunning string-laden instrumental interpretation.