Drawing on a rich palette of fringe techno derivatives, Emily Jeanne is crafting a unique space for herself amongst an expressive new wave of DJs and producers. Effortlessly stitching together sets that meld skeletal broken beats and propulsive 4x4 with moments of weightless Ambient and heady Drone music, the Belgian-Vietnamese artist is a smooth and agile operator in full control of her art.
As clubland becomes a battle for unbridled intensity, DJs with an ear for nuance are a scarce and valuable resource. Taking risks in front of a crowd – well primed or just through the door, requires a certain confidence and versatility; the same goes for the kind of unfamiliar blends and sonic left turns that make for memorable dancefloor moments. It’s a confidence built from a career that’s developed organically.