Emika | Drop The Other
Berlin based newcomer Emika releases a track entitled Drop The Other, that will have her name on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the upcoming year. Comparisons to the XX, Fever Ray, The Knife, Burial and Circlesquare are already being floated around. We will have to wait until we hear more of her work before we start making comparisons. Drop The Other will be released on the 18th of January via Ninja Tune. Check her press release below.
Drop The Other,” the first e.p. from Emika – and already making a late shout for one of the year’s most auspicious debuts. Even before release, Emika’s has received airplay from tastemaking DJs like Zane Lowe + Mary-Anne Hobbs. On “Drop The Other,” eerie, near-classical piano collides into glitched-out edits and skitering 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.
Emika – Drop The Other
Download – Emika – Drop The Other[Scuba Vulpine Remix]