Emma ‘Solid’ Blake is a DJ and producer who, originally from Glasgow, now plays a prominent role in the bustling electronic music scene emerging from Copenhagen. Having first appeared as a producer at Glasgow’s highly influential freeform radio station Subcity Radio, after moving to Denmark Blake quietly built a glowing reputation among the underground techno community in Copenhagen as part of renowned DJ collective Apeiron Crew.
Never one to restrict herself, she’s embarked on a journey as a solo artist, turning her hand to production and adopting the moniker ‘Solid Blake’ – a playful nod to the lead character Snake from video game classic Metal Gear Solid. She continues to build on the style and reputation nurtured by her earlier proejcts in her solo production work, her own sound dipping regularly into the grittier recesses of techno and electro, with healthy servings of acid.
Her DJ schedule increasingly takes her beyond Copenhagen, across Europe and beyond, playing austere, uncompromising techno and authentic electro, often interspersed with grittier, more industrial style tracks. As well as her fluid, seamless DJ sets, her initial forays into live performance of her own original material delivered an intriguing blend of pummelling techno and mangled grime vocals under shared alias ‘Historical Repeater’, with Token Records regular Ctrls. The project, with new material on the way, has brought with it the momentum required to taker her deeper into the world of live performance.
Her first release came as part of a cult compilation on London imprint Brokntoys in early 2017. Blake followed it up with her debut solo EP release on fledgling label Outer Zone. ‘Mario’ EP, showcases her undeniable talent as a producer and features a remix from long standing mentor and Underground Resistance and Drexcyia affiliate DJ Stingray.