The Illinois DJ and producer drops her first ever solo EP on Valentine’s Day.
Entitled Fluids of Emotion, the three-track release will arrive on 14 February via Interdimensional Transitions. The EP was recorded at her parents’ home in Chicago and mixed at IT studios in Detroit with BMG.
“So Much Love To Give was the first song I sent to BMG and Erika after they asked me (challenged me in fact!) to make a dance record for IT,” Drew told Resident Advisor. “I wrote [it] months before I left for my first European tour. It was 23 years after the KLF burned a million quid off the island of Jura, and 23 years after I heard a mystical pulsation in the oscillations of a minivan’s air conditioner. I hadn’t written a dance track in years but during a series of life-changing events in 2017, I would rush home from my sets, turn on my MPC 2000 XL and sample records.”
She also revealed one of the secret ingredients behind her forthcoming EP: “I have found that mushrooms help me transcend the cultural noise in my head – as a poly queer trans woman, the less language taking up space, the better. Using the mushroom when I work on music also fosters novelty and new ways of doing things. The brain scan studies strongly suggest that psilocybin stimulates neuroplasticity and new learning.”
Drew previously released the track See You In Snow on the 2019 Needs 006 compilation. In 2018, there was also a split EP from Drew with partner and collaborator Octo Octa entitled Devotion.
Read our joint interview with Eris Drew and Octo Octa. Listen to a clip from Fluids of Emotion below.
A1. Fluids of Emotion
A2. Transcendental Access Point
B1. So Much Love to Give