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Emika Launches Emika Records

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If you didn’t know already we bloody love Emika here at Data Transmission. An unconventional artist who refuses to be constrained by genre boundaries Emika has long been able to count us a fans; her unique compositions have continually moved with the ever-evolving world of electronic music, her amalgamation of her signature dark textures with beats and vocals as evidenced on her last two albums consistently impressing.

With the likes of Thom Yorke and Mary-Anne Hobbs similarly enamored with the works of the half Czech songstress you can imagine our excitement at securing her services for our podcast in what turned out to be our editors favourite mix of the year thus far. Now the Berlin based performer has decided to take a bold new step in her career with the launch of Emika Records which will serve as the primary outlet for her creative output. Forged out of her desire for the type of “non-restrictive creative freedom” that can only be achieved by releasing on your own imprint her new work promises to “focus on collaboration” and see her work with “artists and brands on a global scale across multi-disciplinary platforms and projects.”

Perhaps most excitingly, the initial release schedule reveals that Emika’s hotly anticipated third album is on the horizon and will be followed by a debut symphony set to arrive in 2015 presented by a 70 piece orchestra. Additionally Emika Records will release a series of 12” ‘Club Tracks’  inspired by her time spent on the dancefloor.

Check out her exclusive mix for us below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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