Intonal Festival | Solid Blake
Emma Blake’s side-winding DJ sets and slick productions have made her a fixture of the European underground over the last half-decade. Drawing more and more from the sweatbox euphoria of her early rave days, the next phase of Solid Blake looks set to be shot in Technicolor. Her first original material, inspired by the pneumatics of classic electro and late-late-night acid techno, appeared on choice underground labels Seilscheibenpfeiler and Outer Zone. Quickly recognized for her production chops, she joined the 2018 cohort of Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin and picked up a nomination for Best Breakthrough Producer from DJ Mag. More recently her output has included remixes for Pär Grindvik and Marc Acardipane, contributions to the Club Quarantäne and Herrensauna compilations, and a live-focused collaboration with CPH techno mainstay Ctrls under the banner Historical Repeater.
Over the years she’s felt the Glasgow influence growing stronger, as she’s pulled towards more eclectic selections and high-contrast blends. More risk equals more excitement – something she’s also discovered through her talent for playing back-to-back with DJs like Skee Mask, Stenny, and old friend Mama Snake. With releases coming up on Osàre! Editions and Tresor Records, plus work on a brand new live show, Solid Blake is speeding towards a distinct new era in her life as an artist.