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NUDE117: DJ Emerson


DJ Emerson has cultivated a status as one of Germany’s most respected and engaging techno DJs.

He is known globally for his textured and layered synthetic sound that pulsates dancefloors. His humble beginnings in southern Germany, where he made breakbeat, eventually led to travelling to play in clubs from Ibiza to Tokyo, Miami, and everywhere in-between. Those travels have imprinted his stylistic approach and culminated in his latest album, Repetitive Music 2.

The past two years have profoundly affected those in creative avenues of life. It came as no exception for DJ Emerson, as he found himself at an impasse as he started production of this album in 2019. Due to the high-octane nature of its sound, he felt at a loss for inspiration to create music made for dance floors when none were open. However, ingenuity sometimes comes when you least expect it, and he began to revisit some unfinished tracks. Due to the driving, fast-paced techno that currently captivates the techno scene, the sound he produced in the late 90s and 2000s resonates with what is being put out now. These were tracks that DJ Emerson started on an Atari computer and logic, but now he could refine with modern technology.

The result is a rigorous, resounding and electrified sound. It has hypnotic basslines, infectious synths and groovy percussions. It is the perfect blend of basement dungeons pummeling bass drums with rip-roaring rhythms and shaking beats to get people on their feet. DJ Emerson has amalgamated his plethora of styles at his disposal to produce an artifact to be added to the tapestry of dance music.

‘Repetitive Music 2’ is what dance music should be, an infectious piece of work where every track could set the club alight. There are tracks for peak time, builders, chuggers, and secret weapons. ‘Repetitive Music 2’ will be released on Micro.fon digitally on May 6th 2022.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Sexy, groovy, repetitive, basslines, bass drums, hard, underground, techno from berlin.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I like them all the same that’s why i selected them 😉 but one that stands out is the encore: Badsista – Tomotomo

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Some loopy oldschool techno

Tell us about your next EP?
Right now I am preparing everything for the release of my album REPETITIVE MUSIC 2 which will be out this Friday, then i will have a remix ep with some very interesting artists.

What have you got coming up?
I am preparing a new kiddaz.fm release right now and some other very exciting stuff thats still secret.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Always try to stay open-minded in every sense, and respect all kinds of genders, nationalities and styles of electronic music (slow techno, hard techno, house, electro, breakbeats, trance….) – they are all awesome!

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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