Every project studio is a little different, but they all remind me of a workshop in some way. Some are clean, spare spaces that would make a good place for an executive meeting. Others have every inch and corner covered with seeming clutter, all of which are important tools in the music making process for these producers.
This piece in Music Radar shows Emika in her “office.” It’s a unique space that could only be the workshop of a creative person. In case you’re not familiar with her CV, this is the short version:
Berlin-based producer Ema Jolly (aka Emika) is a woman of many talents. As a solo artist she’s released two excellent albums for Ninja Tune, both of which blend dark, club-focused influences with her own soulful vocals, classical tendencies and carefully crafted electronic timbres.
Aside from her solo output, Jolly has collaborated with the likes of Pinch, Kryptic Minds and Brandt Brauer Frick and is an accomplished sound designer. She’s a former employee of Native Instruments and her field recordings of seminal Berlin club Berghain provided the cornerstone of Fünf, the anniversary compilation of the club’s associated record label Ostgut Ton.
There is a certain element of chaos that attracts me to these spaces. It makes me nostalgic for my own such space, and gives me ideas on how I can improve it. Hopefully, you get some inspiration from it as well.