Following in the minimalist electronic footsteps of Four Tet, Echo Juliet wrote her latest single entirely on a train. The track, now titled ‘Life on Trains’, is a dynamic and flowing rhythmic groove with deep house elements scattered throughout. Emily, the lady behind Echo Juliet, wanted to play percussion on Live with Jools Holland as a kid and that percussion-led approach has followed through into her adult music career. Essex born (finally, I can showcase my area for once) Echo Juliet originally tried her hand at classical music studies but after missing out on music collage, she gave up pursuing that idea. I’d argue that you can hear classical influences in her synths though.
Instead, it was her boyfriend who bought her Ableton that brought Emily back to music professionally again and from there, Echo Juliet was born. ‘Life on Trains’ plays like a bombastic charge down a train track with mechanic rhythms and flourishes like gusts of wind as you fly by. It is taken from her forthcoming mini-album ‘Abandon Reality’ on Emily’s new label Invisible IDs. The label is a project that began life as a platform to spotlight electronic music by women & gender-expansive producers. “There are a lot more women behind the decks now but most mixes still almost entirely consist of music by men. Currently, we’re sharing track IDs chosen by guest curators via Instagram, playlists are launching soon, and later this year, it will become a label with my record as the first release.”
Enjoy the rhythms of ‘Life on Trains’ below. The single is out now, with ‘Abandon Reality’ due for release on 27th October. You can pre-order it now and follow Echo Juliet over on Bandcamp.
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