Sweden’s Electro Clash-queen EMMON celebrates her success with a new remixed version of the hit-album ‘RECON’
EMMON (aka Emma Nylén) latest album ‘RECON’ has been hailed with glowing reviews and nominations for best album by the likes of GAFFA, HYMN and DN. More over the album was awarded “Synth Release of the Year” at the Manifest Gala 2023, won the acclaimed “Release of the Year” by the highly appraised Synthsläggan Awards and the GAFFA Award for “Electro of the Year”. Now, Sweden’s own Electro Clash queen prepares to drop a remixed version of the celebrated album dubbed ‘RECOMIXED’, featuring remixes by the likes of ULTRA SUNN, Tobias Bernstrup, Harlem, ZackZackZack and more.
As a taster, EMMON has released a series of remix-singles from the upcoming collection. First up was ‘Machines’, the artist’s own homage to the electronic music scene, for which she teams up with ULTRA SUNN and Tobias Bernstrup in two new pumping versions. Next, French duo Potochkine took on ‘Like A Drum’ with their dark techno vibes. The last single before the album release was Majestoluxe version of the popular duet ‘Purebloods’, originally performed by Emmon and Emanuel Åström from Agent Snider. EMMON tells us: “As an artist and DJ, remixes lie close to my heart. To hear my own songs transformed through a creative process of other artists is comparable to opening presents on Christmas Eve as a child. A kind of magic occurs when the music is expanded in a state that is uncontrollable to me.”
Aside from the preparations for the new ‘RECOMIXED’ album, EMMON has also had a busy year with her live-band, playing show all over Europe. Some highlights is her sold out concert at the Modern Museum in Stockholm (SE), her support-slot for D.A.F. (Robert Görl) in Copenhagen (DK) and her performance at this summers NCN Festival in Leipzig (DE). As a well known DJ, EMMON is also making several appearances on the club-scene and has recently hosted the radio music show P3MIX on Swedish National Radio, with electronic and synth-based music.
The esteemed electro/dance project EMMON saw the light of day in 2001, originally created as an art project during Emma’s studies at art school while experimenting in the sound lab. With her explosive one-woman shows and engaging DJ-gigs, she quickly took her place front and centre of the electroclash genre at alternative stages in Sweden, and entered the music industry by producing highly coveted remixes of famous Swedish acts such as The Knife, Melody Club & BWO. After several years of touring as part of the popular synthband Paris, her long-awaited and intensely hyped up solo album “The Art and The Evil” was released in 2007 on Wonderland Records. Since then, EMMON has been crowned Sweden’s electro queen, released 4 full-length albums and completed numerous tours, club and festival performances.
Emma and her partner Jimmy Monell (The April Tears, producer of The Sounds debut album, Rein etc) paired up in 2010, producing EMMON’s latest albums together. Between 2014-2019, EMMON took a well-needed break to regain the drive and find the pleasure in creating music again. Her grand comeback, a gig with Nitzer Ebb at Slaktkyrkan in 2019, was received with great enthusiasm. Zero Magazine exclaimed; ”After 5 years of silence, Sweden’s electroclash queen Emmon is back with new music”.
When the Covid pandemic suddenly struck EMMON had a tour all planned out and was one of the last to perform live in Stockholm in March 2020 just before the world closed down. However, the pandemic gave room to continue creating and recording new songs, which took the form of a new 10-track come-back album named ‘RECON’ and was released on October 7th 2022 via Swedish boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art.