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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Electronic Experimental


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"Emerse - Closer"

My job is writing about Australian-made music, but luckily that doesn't just include artists who live in Australia. There are a number of incredible Australian musicians who've set up camp around the globe (Kyson, High Highs, etc.), and you can now add Berlin-based producer Emerse to that list. He's from a family with a huge musical background -- his grandfather played alongside noted Beatles contributor Ravi Shankar on a number of occasions -- so it's no surprise that he's followed in their footsteps.

Fellow staff-writer Sean already covered one of his tracks, "Clouds," and now we can bring you his latest single, "Closer." I wasn't surprised to find out that he's completed a degree in Sound Engineering and Music Theory given how he's structured this beat-driven and minimalist track.

Germany (and Europe in general) is renowned for its electronic music scene, so I'm glad Emerse is over there representing the Australian talent. - Indie Shuffle

"Emerse - Spiral"

The last time we heard from Melbourne-raised producer Emerse (reviewing his last single "Hiding You"), he'd just returned to Australia after a spell in Berlin. He's now set up camp in the comfort of home surroundings, and he's arraying himself with all the synths and drum machines he's been eyeing off. This means he's putting together plenty of new tunes for us to enjoy.

First up is "Spiral," a dark, grimy number with a definite UK feel. I'm not going to surprise anyone with my Burial and Four Tet comparisons; Emerse has clearly found inspiration for this track while listening to Four Tet. The verbal samples at the start and throughout the track are a nice touch, too, adding to the ambience he's created through his production.

Now he's all settled, expect to hear plenty more from the talented Emerse, with a debut EP scheduled for release before the year end. - Indie Shuffle

"Emerse - Hiding You"

We featured a couple of tracks from Emerse last year; the beatmaker immediately captured our attention with his standout production on "Clouds" and "Closer." Last time we heard from him, he was honing his craft in Berlin, but he's since returned to his hometown of Melbourne, where he's set up his own studio.

This shift has not slowed him down, and he's just released a brand new single that provides us with more insight into the talented producer's repertoire. This time around, he's channeled the bass-heavy themes that British electronic producers like Four Tet and Burial like to employ. Complete with skittish percussion and shadowy vocal samples, it's the darkest (and best) work we've heard from him to date.

Now settled back in Australia, expect to hear a lot more from Emerse in the near future. Make sure to check in at his SoundCloud to enjoy his past work, too. - Indie Shuffle

"Emerse - Clouds"

I am very grateful that Berlin producer Emerse emailed me the other day. I've only explored his SoundCloud page a little bit, but that's all it took for me to realize that Emerse's music needs to be heard by more people.

Emerse reminds me a bit of UK producer Nuages, whose captivating electronica track "Dreams" received a lot of positive attention on Hype Machine. I can't help but feel that Emerse is capable and deserving of finding an audience for his lush productions

"Clouds" has these lovely Clams Casino vibes. It also reminds me of some of the dope BASED productions floating around the Indie Shuffle archives. If you like what you hear, then consider following Emerse on Facebook and Twitter. - Indie Shuffle

"EMERSE - Spiral"

Jay Francis Bhattacharya AKA Emerse is an electronic producer from Melbourne, who twice on previous occasions with ‘Closer‘ and ‘Clouds‘, tempted me to write about him. My only problem was I found those harmless enjoyable tracks to only be great emulations of other acts such as Teen Daze, Work Drugs or Houses.

However while ‘Spiral‘ also comes with it’s own set of influences, they are much harder to distinguish and the end product sounds to me like a man whose beginning to come into his own. By slowing everything down, instead of being another producer trying desperately to grab every listeners attention, he takes his time, forcing you to come to him.

But it takes more than just slowing down the pacing to draw someone’s attention. With ‘Spiral’ it’s the confident trust he has in each long deep bass note, snare click, snythesiser loop or deconstructed mid section of the song. It’s that growing quiet confidence that has me curious for more. - The Ripe

"Emerse - Without Answers"

This is your Daily 2% - Chilled and Ready to Serve. We will try to bring you one "chill" track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind. You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild or maybe you reach for something more herbal. This track is for those times. We are just your milkmen and I'm here to make a delivery. Chill...

Jay Francis of Berlin, Germany goes by the moniker EMERSE and has been creating music most definitely worthy of being today's Daily 2%. "Without Answers" is a downtempo yet somewhat experimental tune that features synth struggling to find its rhythm. Both a producer and sound engineer, EMERSE's work teems with individuality with every track released. "Echoes" and his re-work of Flume's "Sleepless" were two highlight singles released in his musical past. Inspired by a plethora of artists such as Four Tet, Bonobo, Flying Lotus, and Mount Kimbie, "Without Answers" depicts Francis' ability to channel aspects of various genres and package it all together with his infamous magic touch. It's light, melodic and soulful, reminding us of the likes of Nicolas Jaar, James Blake and Baskerville in the best ways possible.

Simplicity has been brought to a whole new level with what sounds like an effortless attempt at ambient electronica, which often proves hard to pull off. EMERSE's "Without Answers" is gentle, just what one might want to listen to while winding down. - Ear Milk


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EMERSE born Jay Francis Bhattacharya is an Australian electronica musician and producer. He comes from a family with a longstanding musical background; his grandfather Ashutosh Bhattacharya is a renowned Indian classical musician who played Tabla alongside noted Beatles contributor Ravi Shankar. 

Jay developed an obsession with electronic music production as a teenager when he began producing and collecting records. Several years later after studying a bachelor of applied music, majoring in sound engineering, he moved to Berlin to focus on producing electronic music under his alias EMERSE. 

During his stay in Germany he put out a series of releases that began gaining attention from various music blogs around the world. At the end of 2013 he moved back to Melbourne where he is now currently working on his debut EP and developing his live show. 

Recently he has played begun performing supporting various other Melbourne artists including the recent winner of the Northern Lights competition; Lucianblomkamp. EMERSE is also scheduled to perform next month as part of the Melbourne Music Week (MMW) accompanied by a visual team.  

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