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IMOGEN releases her first solo EP on Voitax merging 90‘s punky rave with sophisticated futurism

With the VOI 031 Voitax enters a new series of releases that will continue to expand the labels explorative musical and visual output with more talent. The series kicks off with no one less than IMOGEN, who was bursting out on the scene only a few years ago.

Ever since, she established herself as an ambitious selector behind the decks and became a prominent figure in the world of dance music. Growing up in the UK, her mother introduced her to the early 00’s rave and break music, such as Plump DJs, Colin Father and Leftfield, which ultimately set a start to a promising path into the electronic music scene. Still heavily influenced by their music, IMOGEN made a move to London at an early age to eventually study electronic music.

She was quickly absorbed by the city’s rich musical culture and became an active player in the club and radio circuit. By now she has become a respected artist in Europe, having played major stages in clubs as well as at festivals.

While having created her own signature sound inside the DJ booth, she has now also moved her vision on music into the studio. After two successful collaborations with Ben Pest on labels such as Earwiggle, a self released collaboration on her own label Wigs, and multiple single released tracks on different VA’s, IMOGEN now lands her first solo EP »What?« on Voitax. According to her own description, this EP is her first bulk of music after having experienced a persistent writing blockage during the pandemic. While eventually being isolated for five days, each of these tracks were produced in a stream of inspiration.

The EP presents a strong package of five tracks that clearly reflect the influence of her homelands prosperous electronic music heritage.

A distinguished set of breaks are fusioned with electro, IDM, and hardcore without ever loosing touch to its groovy rhythmics. While this release is certainly loaded with strong dance floor material, the quality of her production process remains remarkable. The roughness and edginess of the entire EP reveal a strong connection to her 808 and modular system, which helped to create unique textures and granular soundscapes. Instead of resampling UK sample packs over and over again, IMOGEN is ambitious to create her own signature sound through a sequence of personalized studio equipment.

With this approach she manages to fuse a punky style of 90’s rave culture with sophisticated futuristic sound processing. Each track meets a different atmosphere, as the approach to rhythm, speed, sound and arrangement evolves from the beginning to the end – yet, they all remain part of the same story.

VOITAX is delighted to welcome IMOGEN to the family and are looking forward to seeing this journey grow.

Artist: IMOGEN
Release: What?
Label: VOITAX
Format: Vinyl, Digital
Date: 25th July
CAT: VOI031

Tracklist

1. Up To No Good
2. Running
3. Beneath
4. Look What You Made Me Do
5. Granular Tear