EMA Single Release
Rising star DJ E.M.A has released two dance music tracks, in tribute to her friend, Howard Marks.
The two singles: ‘God That Cant Dance’ and ‘Power Of Dance’ are different in style, from funky House beats to underground Techno, and both feature Howard’s deep Welsh voice.
Emma Wilkinson, aka E.M.A said: “I was a fortunate enough to be a friend of Howard’s, and I got the sample of his voice from an audio/visual project my father, who is a music and lifestyle photographer, worked on years ago.
“It was called the ‘Black Board Project’. My Dad snapped interesting people holding up a black board which they had written something on, and then recorded them explaining what they had written.
“One of the subjects was Howard, and when I heard the recording I thought it would sound fantastic within a dance music track.”
The music video for ‘God That Cant Dance’ was shot in Manchester’s hipster Northern Quarter.
It features cameo appearances from Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn, and professional skate boarder Ben Groves.
E.M.A is an up and coming talent in the DJ world.
She has DJ’d at one of the UK’s best known clubs, The Warehouse Project alongside Hannah Wants and Danny Howard. She’s also supported Rudimental, Fun Lovin Criminals, Brandon Block, Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt and Erick Morillo.
Making her mark on Manchester, she also has a plethora of festivals in the record bag, including:
Hideout Festival, Snowbombing, Parklife, Bestival, Eden Festival, Junction 16, Happy Festival, Beat-Herder and last Summer, she played at the iconic Glastonbury Festival and will be playing Bestival later this year.
To add to her list of successes, she has her own radio show on Unity Radio every Friday 1-4pm.
As part of a Unity Radio tour, Emma headed out to Ibiza in 2016 to broadcast live from the party island, spinning tunes at Ocean Beach and Carl Cox: Music Is Revolution, The Final Chapter’ at the legendary Space.
Howard Marks sadly died, aged seventy in April 2016.
Described by the press as ‘the most sophisticated and charming drug’s baron of all time’ and ‘a true modernday folk hero,’ they also said, ‘He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone.’
His bestselling autobiography, Mr Nice, was published in 1996, and a film soon followed with Rhys Ifans starring as Marks.
Howard also used to DJ and after four years of friendship invited Emma to DJ back to back with him on the festival scene at the likes of Beat-Herder and Eden festival, as well as his national ‘Mr Nice’ tour.
E.M.A was introduced to L.E.A by The Laboratory Project founder and former Ministry Of Sound operation’s director, Tony Rigg.
E.M.A met international DJ/producer Lisa Lashes a few years ago through an interview with VIVA Magazine which E.M.A is one of the founders of.
Lisa Lashes’ extensive career in dance music spans nearly two decades entertaining clubbers and festival goers across the globe.
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