In the second episode of The Northsiders, we meet Brunswick DJ and record label owner, Emia.
In November last year, local actor and writer Vita Carbone launched The Northsiders, a satirical web series teasing Melbourne’s ‘cool’ millennial stereotypes.
The short introductory episodes released last year got us acquainted with the series’ main characters, Sian Taylor and DJ Emia – two inner-north-residing Melburnians chasing their various creative aspirations.
On November 4, The Northsiders will return with a 30-minute pilot episode, so we thought we’d give you a special introduction to the show’s two primary characters in the meantime.
Last week, we introduced you to Sian Taylor, a provocative and borderline perverted artist who is fascinated with the female form and prefers to paint nudes in the nude. It’s all part of her process.
Now, it’s time to meet Emia, a Brunswick-based DJ and record label owner. She runs Cooked Chook Records with her housemate and best friend, Sarah, and together they create music out of their home studio.
Their music is a mix of hardcore balaeric breaks, techno/bratwurst boogie, underground commercial pop, kraut disco, Italo-Greek fusion, cumbia dub and extended salsa edits.
“I was conceived in a club bathroom and I think that’s just why music is in my DNA. Growing up, my mum was an actor who worked full time at a cafe and my dad was unemployed so, naturally, just being around two creatives meant I just fell into it,” says Emia.
The idea to launch Cooked Chook Records came to Emia and Sarah one night at kick-ons when they were cooked and eating Red Rooster. It’s been a slow start getting the label off the ground, but they’re finally getting some traction.
When she’s not DJing, running Cooked Chook Records or working her full-time job at a call centre, you’ll probably find her listening to records at home, shopping at Savers or walking her adopted greyhound, Cheeto.
Check out the second introductory episode of The Northsiders below.
Next week, we’ll premiere the 30-minute pilot episode for The Northsiders which will see Sian Taylor, Emia and Sarah in action as they follow their respective creative passions to a music festival where the fun really begins.
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