DJ Emerson – Repetitive Music LP

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Both a prolific producer and a seasoned DJ, DJ Emerson’s trademark is an intricate techno paired with an industrial tinged electronic style, which is what brought him opportunities to play at several major clubs in Germany, but also abroad in Ibiza, Tokyo, Miami and Eastern Europe among others.

He founded the labels Micro.fon and Kiddaz.fm, the latter being the home of more than 50 releases, and receiving support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Shinedoe and Chris Liebing, just to name a few.

DJ Emerson also released material on Electric DeluxeCLR and Analytic Trail, and his underground cuts Anonymous and Audiopot are just one of the many reasons why he is still highly regarded as a well-versed member of Germany’s techno scene and beyond.

He’s now back in the game with a new album, Repetitiv Music, which proves once again his craft and technique are continuously evolving, and that his talent is backed up by years of experience which can only translate to a stellar release. DJ Emerson is once again stepping up his game, and as always, he doesn’t disappoint.

Despite its title, which might make the listener expect monotonous sounds, Repetitiv Music offers a perfectly balanced blend of pounding and gritty beats, while leaving space to introspective, almost droning melodies and flowing rhythms, inviting the listener to a journey of self discovery.

The enigmatic Baba starts slowly with steady beats and dub touches inducing a trance-like almost hypnotic state. On the other side of the spectrum we have Bounce Back and Call it what you want, 2 sharp and intense tracks whose bassline shift the attention to a more dancefloor mood. DJ Emerson surprises the listener by throwing in an exquisite and elegant house tune, No Work Today, a flawless uplifting match for a sunny Sunday after-party.

With this album, from the Intro, all the way to the last track, DJ Emerson brings together percussion, bass and melody, adding a hint of dub in order to create his own version of repetitive music. Tight techno cuts and metallic sounds are intertwined with ghostly chants and deep vocal samples, revealing a perfectly crafted album which stands at the crossroads between techno and techhouse, without sticking to the textbook definition of a genre, but rather pushing the boundaries further, in an attempt to rediscover new layers of its own creative persona.

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