Berlin-based artist Emika has topped Newcomer lists across the net this year – even Beatportal named her a 2011 Artist to Watch. Her solo releases have included three singles/EPs for revered label Ninja Tune, as well as several collaborations with such artists as My My and and Paul Frick. We also enjoyed the Fünf album on Ostgut Ton spearheaded by Emika, which saw the artist sharing recordings from inside the space of legendary Berlin club Berghain. The resulting 2-CD compilation saw original tracks, created from the literal “sound of Berghain”, from such producers as Margaret Dygas, Ben Klock, Cassy, Marcel Dettmann, and Dinky.
This time around we’ve got this fantastic preview of Emika’s upcoming track “Pretend” (out 5 September on Ninja Tune, along with “Professional Loving”) via a performance by the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, with Emika at the mic. An intriguing introduction to this talented multidimensional artist’s newest material!