Over these years both Emma DJ and Ishaq had been working independently on their own productions as well, with Emma DJ recently releasing a slew of tapes in a hyperactive, machine gun manner, while Ishaq makes his first appearance on wax here.
On the "Fusion" split lp we get four tracks from Emma DJ on the a-side and four tracks from Ishaq on the b-side...both artists bring their unique takes on modern dance music on each side of the record from gnarled acid, to tweaked IDM, to broken techno, or ADD chopped guitar loop beats, this is a truly unique release documenting the sound of the top crew in the Paris underground.
Artwork licensed from NYC street photographer Richard Sandler
STAFF COMMENTSPatrick says: Always a ballsy move putting such an iconic image on your sleeve but this split LP earns its stripes within the first minute of the opener. Growling sequences, fractured drum machines and industrial idents are presented in fresh and original ways, switching up the techno blueprint for 2020.
A1. Emma DJ - More Is More Euphoric
A2. Emma DJ - Fuzmec
A3. Emma DJ - Stratocaster
A4. Emma DJ - Vector
B1. Ishaq - Mantis Ale
B2. Ishaq - Shutdown Spitface
B3. Ishaq - Forest Manned Wolf
B4. Ishaq - Snowtop