Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emika - "Pretend" (live with the Brandt Bauer Frick Ensemble)

One of Red Cup's top artists of 2011, Emika is impossible to pigeonhole into any genre -or any nationality for that matter (she was born in the UK, of Czech origin and lives in Berlin).  She records on the seminal Ninja Tune imprint, yet she has very little in common with her label-mates other than a mutual respect for each others' music (see her remix for Amon Tobin's surge which you can download for free here).  She has a day job over at legendary Native Instruments music software company where she works as a sound designer.  Other notable mentions on her CV include recording found sound samples inside the legendary Berghain club in Berlin, to be used for the Fünf Compilation released on the club's label Ostgut Ton.

Therefore, it came as no great suprise to see Emika change hats once more.  In the video below you can see her dressed up as a diva singing her upcoming single "Pretend" (releasing on September 5th)  to the tune of a myriad classical instruments played by the Brandt Bauer Frick Ensemble:

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