Singer – songwriter, remixer and producer, Emeson has certainly been around the way to get to this moment in time.
An intrepid explorer for our time and in another galaxy more distant, Emeson seems like a time – traveller in a hurry.
Throw in three independent albums (Audiocentricities, Equilibrium, extraSolar*), several EP’s, a clutch of universal collaborations and front man stints in several bands and you start to get a general notion for his work-rate and undiluted passion.
Swerving from the well-trodden path of the norm, Emeson creates soulful soundscapes of that are by that very definition, unique.
Descriptions to his musical style vary from soul, electronic, soundtrack or a sumptuous alternative. Put in many a pocket and you’ll find it fits.
Emeson first appeared sonically as an original member of the group Lifesize, alongside producer/singer-songwriter Uzo Madu (Beya Records) and jazz/soul session musician Chris Jerome (Julian Joseph, Courtney Pine) contributing writing and performing on tracks such as ‘Awake’ and ‘Is This The World We Live In’(Gangster Records)
His early memories of music include hanging out, playing eight-track cartridges in his dad’s Volkswagen Hatchback and listening to the sound systems along the streets on summer days, music as varied as Jimmy Cliff, the Upsetters, Pioneers and James Brown right through to Don Williams, Steely Dan, Booker T & the MG’s, The Jackson 5, The Sylvers, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and Miles Davis.
Further influences include John Foxx, Kraftwerk, Kleeer and the legendary Curtis Mayfield. The Bittersoul EP (2004), Audiocentricities download album (2006) , Connect EP and Equilibrium were all born within his Lab Soulphonica hideout.
In-between all this he would dj at various spots and promote his own themed nights.
Over the years as a dj he has been a dj resident and guest in many quarters,
alongside ‘keepers of the sound’ Bobby & Steve, Norman Jay, Touch of Class, Mark One and many other dj luminaries.
These musical excursions have led emeson to produce, guest, remix, feature and write for artists such as the one and only legendary Peter Gabriel (Shock the Monkey Emeson Remix), the colossal jazz great Chico Hamilton (Language Universal), photo-muso-journo Mariu (Venezuela, Eugenia), myspace chart topping lounge – lizard Yamasaki – Something Deeper and several international artists including Don Cuco (Sundrop), Karma Sound (Mahe), Drum Drama (Misery) and Cain from the beat creative Arkestra (Now You, SuperGirl) and feature as vocalist for the electronic soul band, The One. And now..
Bending linear time and manipulating sound waves from outside this
solar system, the sonic traveler that is Emeson, returns with an
intergalactic brand new double album entitled extraSolar*
Essential mind provoking, soul frisking, electronic room squatting music,
emeson continues to operate and deliver in his own time space and in his
own effervescent way.
Listen up and listen well to time capsule tracks that aim true and dwell in
the conscious, subconscious nebula.
Extraordinary, extra-planetary, extraSolar…this is emeson
Sonic screwdriver optional.
- Janaína Vericiano