· By Mattias Forsgren
Washington DC based Visors team up with Swedish producer/artist Oliver Nelson to rework Fine Line featuring Émilie Rachel Released February 2 via Icons Creating Evil Art
Washington DC based Visors team up with Swedish producer/artist Oliver Nelson to rework Fine Line featuring the incredible voice of London based singer-songwriter-producer Émilie Rachel. Released February 2 via Icons Creating Evil Art.
Producer Oliver Nelson may be from Sweden and has released music and remixes on various power houses in the EDM world, but he’s far from the kind of bottle-servicey house music mafioso that those things might imply. He’s got a taste for vintage disco and a subtle sensibility that have helped him rework tracks by Tove Lo, Justin Timberlake, Marina and the Diamonds and even Whitney Houston into rubbery electronic funk that avoid the full-blast sensory overload that a lot of pop-oriented dance music falls into. He has also collaborated with the likes of Kygo, Todd Terry, Zayn, The Kooks and many more, delivering a wildly eclectic array of offerings throughout his career.
Visors is a new-school, new wave re-imagination, helmed by longtime industry vet Jeff Martin, a musician and producer whose sound has been shaped by years of touring on all sides of the pond. Martin re-connected with longtime friend Daniel Biltmore, a DJ/producer who signed on after spending over a decade of tutelage under Chad Hugo of The Neptunes/N*E*R*D. Studio wizard Tom LoMacchio would throw his hat in as well, creating their own brand of retrofuturism along the way.
Here's how Jeff explains how the single Fine Line came about:
- "Meeting through mutual industry friend Dan Garber in 2022, Emilie began work on what Visors called the unfinishable song. In her first attempt, Emilies vocal took a string heavy 80s pop song originally titled "ET", to the more modern contemporary dance track "Fine Line". The unfinishable song just needed the right person to bring it home."
Émilie Rachel started off her journey having her first release on Lily Era with Simon Ashwood then leading on to working with Lithuania HQ having many releases showcasing her vocals, one being with Gaullins track ‘Take Over Control’ accumulating over 5 million streams. Realising she had a versatile ear for all kinds of genres within electronic music Émilie began working consistently with DJ’s and Producers keeping consistent releases.
Having many releases with Perfect Havoc one being ‘Become’ with Manston and Simms which lead her to perform on the main stage at Clockwork Orange in front of thousands of people. Émilie featured on Dope Ammo’s Album recently which had support from many of the greats within the DnB world, also had plays on Radio 1 with Rene La Vice. More recently this summer Émilie was featured on Toolrooms Ibiza Vol.2 Album with Kapowski among many other DJ’s. This also got a lot of support from Mark Knight and on Toolroom radio.
One of Émilies biggest achievements to date was to be on Will Taylor’s Dance Zone EP with her track Parachute this was released on Abode Records. Émilie has many other releases to mention and doesn’t show any sign of stopping.