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Emika – Dva Album Drops June 10th 2013 — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Emika – Dva Album Drops June 10th 2013

shockleestorypic_emikadvaalbumcoverFrom the darkness can hope be born?

Emika answers this very question in her sophomore album Dva, which we’re proud to announce is set for release on June 10, 2013.

Dva is a language, a form of personal expression that comes from and ends with the creative spirit. Produced exclusively by Emika with our own Hank Shocklee as Executive Producer by her side, every song is inspired by a different dimension of oppression and the challenges of a present day creator with the courage to define a space where artistic expression lives free.

The album starts with the Hush Interlude, Emika’s journey to her musical roots which led her to Prague where she composed and recorded 2 classical songs for 28 string players and the Czech soprano, Michaela Šrůmová, members of The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. With Emika’s taste for heavy bass-minded writing not far behind, she made arrangements to feature double the usual amount of bass players during her recording. Following this daring yet completely organic introduction we are transported into a world of dark, pulsating basslines, moody, melodic synths and some of the best and most moving songwriting we’ve heard in years. A naturally gifted performer and musician, Emika lays out her raw emotion for the world to see on a record that is as comfortable in a dark, electronic dance club as it is on a contemporary music stage.

With plans to perform the album in various permutations, such as concert and club dates as well as more experimental classical settings, combined with a personal song by song narrative written to her fans to accompany the album and a striking set of visual imagery created with a well crafted team of experimentalists, the Dva album is as unrelentless as Emika’s work ethic which leads us to answer our initial question with a resounding…yes.

Explore for yourself.

Emika on Dva:

I believe that record production and creation is very simple, it’s a labor of love, an exploration in sound, with no rules and no wrong ways of working. I decided to challenge myself: can I make the album I hear in my imagination by myself, with no mix engineer, no professional studio, just my creativity and courage to experiment? It took me a year, I worked alone in my flat, and my original belief about record production lives on. This album is not industry made music, it is my raw uncompromised art. It’s a rebel diva record.

Hank Shocklee became my executive producer half way through the creation of Dva after our friendship took a new direction. Lucky for me, for the first time in my life, I met someone who see’s my artistic vision and future as clearly as I do, and he has the knowledge and experience to support me in all areas of my music work.

Hank Shocklee on Dva:

Emika is one of the most talented artists I have worked with. She has a great sense of communicating her ideas, her deepest emotions and making it all connect in stories that are serious, sensual as well as hard hitting. Her knowledge of sound is another asset that sets her apart from all the other artists currently out, Emika is not just a female artist, she is a talented producer that can hang with any producer/singer/writer/engineer and performer in the game.

Emika – Diva
June 10, 2013
ZEN199 – 2LP / CD / DL – Pre-order it now on
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T/L:
01. Hush (Interlude)
02. Young Minds
03. She Beats
04. Filters
05. After The Fall
06. Sing To Me
07. Dem Worlds
08. Primary Colours
09. Sleep With My Enemies
10. Wicked Game
11. Fight For Your Love
12. Mouth To Mouth
13. Searching
14. Centuries
15. Criminal Gift

In celebration of the forthcoming album get a free download Emika’s version of ‘Wicked Game’, a classic Chris Isaak song not many performers have dared to take on. A gift from Emika to her fans allowing further insight into her artistic universe. The blues-drenched, introspective atmosphere of the original is retained, but its palette is effortlessly updated via deep dub textures, addictive drums and fragile, echoing melody.

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Comments

  1. Bruno Guerra says:

    THE ALBUM IS SET TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE BUT THE FRESH EXPLICIT VIDEO FOR EMIKAS “SHE BEAT´S” IS HERE AND IN EXTREMILY MINT CONDITION IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN !!!

    http://youtu.be/RvMuVleBoAE

  2. Nolan Wikins says:

    The track ‘Wicked Games’ I’ve discovered is now available to download for free via Emika’s site here: http://emika.co.uk/

    New tour dates are up also!

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