High Intensity Synth Pop star Emah Fox says that when she was growing up she listened to ABBA.
In an interview with Greg Phillips at Australianmusician.com.au Emah said, “Growing up my music tastes were formed by my parents so there was a lot of vinyls like Led Zeppelin, folk stuff like Buffy St Marie and ABBA even. It was really diverse. My dad was a big music fan of popular music. I used to listen to a lot of rock stuff. I mum was a classical musician. As a kid you listen to a lot of pop on the radio”.
An Eddie Murphy movie got her interested in techno. “My first memory would be ‘Axel F’, the theme from Beverly Hills Cop,” she says. “I thought that was amazing and I still like it. The first electronic music that I was drawn to making would have been when I started listening to Bjork and then started listening to Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead. Then I started listening to Jungle and Techno and going to raves.
Watch the complete interview here:
Emah Fox will perform at the Melbourne Synth Festival on 23 November.
Festival Launch Event
Featuring Luke Million + Emah Fox + Beatrice + Honeysmack
Friday 23 November 7-11pm
All ages event
Exhibition, Pop Up Shop for Gearheads, MESS Tours, Seminars & Workshops and Live Sets all weekend featuring: Chiara Kickdrum, ACM, Emah Fox, Honeysmack, Amelia + Arsenic, The Oddness, Sadiva, Ehsan Gelsi + Sergio Selim and more.
Saturday 24 November 10am-6pm
Sunday 25 November 10am-4pm
All ages event
Meat Market, North Melbourne
3 Blackwood St, Melbourne, Victoria 3051