Estere - Photo by Tamara Jones Photography

Estere – Photo by Tamara Jones Photography

Day 8 of the may month of NZ Music madness comes from Wellington based singer & MPC composer/ producer Estere.

‘Reptilian Journey’ builds up ingeniously from almost back-to-front beats to something odd & lovely by the time the sampled sounds and Estere’s elastic voice comes in.

It is part of a free to download debut album. There’s some very tasty work in here, combining playful samples & beats from her MPC – called ‘Lola’ – as a minimalist backdrop for standout vocal performances.

Estere describes the genre as ‘electric blue witch hop’ – I’ll take her word for that.