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    Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:27:58

    Watch Emika Perform for MTV Iggy - She is a rising dubstep star

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    MTV Iggy would like to introduce Emika! This vid presents an original live show with rising dubstep star Emika, now available online. The feature boasts innovative psychedelic performances of hit tracks ("3 Hours" and "Double Edge") off of her self-titled debut album, along with a boundary-pushing photo shoot and interview.

    As a female leader in Berlin's underground dubstep scene, Bristol-born Emika's dissonant sampling and pop song structure makes her an accessible middle-ground to fans of numerous genres. With a stamp of approval from Thom Yorke and musical similarities to Portishead and Hot Chip, the trip-hop star sings about complex emotional states of betrayal, loss and independence, providing lyrical depth past her layered uses of breakbeats and downtempo bass. Her album received rave reviews, and in conjunction with dubstep's rapid rise in popularity, the original performance will put this talented and groundbreaking artist on North America's radar.

    MTV Iggy connects American music fans with breaking artists and global pop culture from around the globe. From K-pop to Bollywood and everything in between, MTV Iggy is bringing North American music fans the next generation of global pop artists.

    To see MTV Iggy's exclusive performance with Emika, go here.

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.24.12



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