International DJ E.M.A releases new EP after signing to Klexos Records
Emma Chadwick | 10th May 2021
International DJ E.M.A has launched her first EP following her signing to Brazilian label, Klexos.
The tech-house DJ’s new EP, called Psycho Killer, features two tracks, Psycho Killer with vocals from Sarah Goodwin and Deploy the Flaps featuring Husky Dan & Welsh James.
E.M.A, who has established herself on the festival circuit playing Glastonbury, Snowbombing, Hideout Festival (Croatia), Park Life as well as clubs around the word, signed to Klexos earlier this month.
The preview of the EP’s release is already causing a stir, with some top ratings from Rob Da Bank and Alister Whitehead plus Beatport have made it one of their Tech House Hype tracks.
E.M.A. said: “I love putting elements of classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes into house beats and this is my tech house version of Talking Heads 1977 classic Psycho Killer. I sampled Jodie Comer voice from her character Villanelle in Killing Eve saying, ‘I want the recipe to your shepherd’s pie’. I recorded that sample ages ago because I throughout it was really striking as she’s just about to shoot a guy and it works perfectly.”
E.M.A. partnered with Sarah Goodwin from Belle Noir, who featured on Olly Murs team in the Voice UK, as vocalist and promises more collaborations with the singer in the future. A video by Big Will stars E.M.A. and her cousins.
The second track, Deploy the Flaps, was inspired by E.M.A.’s recent time in Bali. She explains: “I was Djing at some villa parties in Bali and meet these two crazy lads, Husky Dan and Welsh James, who would come up to the decks and say ‘Ems Deploy the Flaps’ whilst doing this crazy arm dance.I thought this was absolutely hilarious and wanted to sample them to put on a track, so I did.
The track was finally made and was debuted by DJ legend Nick Hussey at the ShiShi super club in Bali.