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Amamelia Drops Debut Album 'WOW!'

Amamelia Drops Debut Album 'WOW!'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Karin Yamasaki / Friday 2nd October, 2020 9:26AM

We can't imagine a finer way to get the weekend rolling than with WOW!, the keenly awaited debut album from Tāmaki Makaurau electronic artist Amamelia aka Amelia Berry (Fimo, PWB, Babyteeth, Old Chips, Polyester), launched today via Sunreturn Records. Inviting special guest buds Baby Zionov, bb gurl and Junny along for the ride, Amamelia unfurls a fiesta of club-friendly sounds and sensations across her ten track opus, including hyper-catchy student radio faves 'So Good', 'Sad and Lonely' and 'Hot Bitch Dot Zip', served up alongside seven sizzling fresh cuts. Tinted with dreamy hints of exotica throughout, conjuring idyllic visions of a down under dancefloor paradise, it certainly feels like summer has started two months ahead of schedule and WOW! is the move to make you groove. Tuck in below and cop yourself a supremely stylish Amamelia tote when Bandcamp Friday kicks off at 8pm tonight (NZST).

Amamelia opened up about the creation of her debut album: "WOW! is the result of my last three years making electronic music. Producing dance music can be a really strange experience, a long, detailed, and often solitary process, creating sounds that, at their best, should bring people together. I am indebted to the friends whose encouragement, support and advice helped turn a bunch of poorly labelled Ableton files into an album of music - particularly Jessica Dew, Reuben Winter, Madison van Staden, and Zac Arnold, and of course my collaborators Aaliyah Zionov, Jennifer-Rose Tamati, and Che Ebrahim.

While the music on WOW! isn’t united by any one genre or sound, for me it’s tied together by an exploration of digital degradation, of the creation of soft and organic sonic moments through digital stretching, resampling, distortion, and synthesis."


'WOW!' is out now digitally via Sunreturn Records.

Links
facebook.com/amamelianz
amamelia.bandcamp.com/

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