CASBAH :: FRIDAY :: EMILIE NANA
Emilie musical background reaches from her loving mother’s mix tapes of Larry Levans genre defining sets at the Paradise Garage, her Noble Art champion father’s 7" and 12 " inch collection of Negro Spiritual, Funk & Raggae. To hip-hop and drug fused mix sessions by Ricardo Villalobos playing eternally at Zürichs Dachkantine. Only few can claim to navigate as effortless between American, African and European music as she does. She shared the desk with: Michael Reinboth, Jonny Rock, Butane, Demetrio Giannice, Chez Damier, Keith Worthy, i-Robots, Woodkid, Manoo, Juan Atkins, Eddie “Flashin“ Fowlkes, King Britt, Atjazz, Zepherin Saint, Osunlade, Boo Williams, Igor Vicente, Octave One… among many others.
Originally from Lyon - France she started producing at the age of 19 she released a dozen of tracks on fine small underground labels such Compost, Stattmusik, Raoul and St Vitus. Encouraged by the guiding ear of her musical mentor Glenn Underground from Chicago, she is now working night and day on her debut long player.
Writing lyrics, playing chords and programming beats in her Studio in Geneva, Emilie’s stage career can also show a proud track record. The self-made woman already rocked Berlin (Golden Gate, Magic Sunday) Zürich (Zukunft, Frida's Büxe) Bern (Klub Elf) Lausanne (Mad, Le Bourg) Lyon (Le Sonic) and Geneva (Jack's House, Paresseux, Shark, etc…) with a tight, uncompromising and absolutely fresh live performance.
She started her DJ career the oldskool way, being invited by Westradio airing from Greece to host her own monthly radio show, where she selected goodies from then and now. Emilie's new challenge, AD & Resident DJ at the ****Hotel, N'vY Bar in Geneva. Where the producer shares her musical influences of all kinds, for all generations to come have a good time.