ËMMË (Emlyn Dodd) hails from Sydney, Australia. In a short 2 years, ËMMË has garnered the praise of seasoned industry professionals like Herobust, DJ 4B, Anna Lunoe, Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx, and Peking Duk and has also worked with the likes of Jesse Porsches, Laidback Luke, Sherry St. Germain, of Akylla, and Dennis Waakop-Reijers (of Tiesto fame). To date he has racked up over 4 million streams on Spotify and has featured as the face on a number of official playlists.
Through 2018, records “Good Love”, “Pass Me By” and “Outside” exploded ËMMË into the Australian and international radio and online music scene. “Good Love” was the 15th most played song on Australian commercial radio weekly charts and all three were featured heavily on official Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday AU/NZ, Monster Dance Hits, New Dance Beats, The Australian Sound, Creamy and other official mood and genre playlists; “Outside” also reached #18 on both Spotify’s Australian and New Zealand Top 50 Viral Charts. Both “Outside” and “Pass Me By” held the #1 and #3 positions respectively on the overall Triple J Unearthed charts for consecutive weeks and received prominent plays on a number of Triple J shows (Home and Hosed, Unearthed and Friday Night Shuffle).
ËMMË kicked off his live career in June 2018, playing alongside LUUDE, Snails and UZ on the Who Said warehouse tour and followed this with a brand new electronic live show featuring live drumming, guest instrumentalists and vocalists at The Grass Is Greener festival, The Met Brisbane, and Chinese Laundry among other dates on the ‘Outside Tour’.
If your music was a person, what would their personality be like? Do you have any character that comes to mind?
Starting off with the hardest question! It would probably be someone who tries to
please everyone because I produce such a wide range of electronic music and vibes,
What’s the plan for 2019?
I had a really exciting year in 2018 rolling out the first live shows as ËMMË, ticking off
some huge goals production-wise and being played across Australian radio. So 2019
is really all about building on that. We’ve started off the year finishing the release
cycle of a few heavier originals and remixes before we embark on a new chapter of
music – one I am very excited about and will show a whole new side of me as a song
writer and artist. More shows also coming off the back of that, both in DJ and live
What’s on your music bucket list?
Coachella is a huge bucket list goal for me – I think the vibe of that festival suits the
direction I am heading perfectly, so that would be a dream. Working with writers like
Sarah Aarons or Emily Warren would also be right up there.
What is the most bizarre moment you’ve experienced during a performance?
Ahhh at one of my first ever shows, the stage and decks were so loose that all the DJ
equipment was moving around as the crowd jumped. At one point, about halfway
through my set, some of the cords connecting the turntables must have popped out
and the music just completely shut off. I was like…oh shit…what the hell do I do
now…there’s like 500 people just staring in silence at me. A friend from one of the
other acts hopped up on stage and threw the mic at me and we just started talking
smack with the crowd until the techs had sorted out the equipment – my manager
pressed play on a turntable and it somehow started playing at a perfect point right
into the drop of a song, so we went with it. Yeah, that was crazy.
If you could perform in a concert with other musicians/bands of your choosing, who would they be?
What’s on your Spotify playlist at the moment?
An eclectic range of stuff as always. Everything from EDM to punk rock. I’ve been
absolutely loving some songs by Jo Cohen lately actually – shoutout Gal, you write
If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give about the music industry?
To put yourself out there as much as possible in the scene and never say no to an
opportunity. It’s such a long grind but there are definitely moments that make you sit
down and think, wow, that was all worth it.
What tips/advice would you share with other artists?
I’m a huge fan of collaboration and love working with others, so I would always
encourage people to hang out and write music with friends and randoms. I would
also encourage people newer to the scene to constantly do their own research, find
key contacts and establish relationships with them because that is one of the most
valuable things in this industry.
What’s in your gig bag?
Spare set of clothes, ear plugs, Audiofly IEMs (!), headphones, drum sticks, laptop +
charger, sunglasses, and my electronic drums + cymbals.
Why do you use Audiofly IEMs?
I was actually put onto Audiofly when I was randomly shopping around in a music
store one day. The sales rep told me to try them out because they’re really starting to
make a name for themselves at the moment. Ever since I got that first pair, they have
been the most reliable, sonically well rounded and durable pieces of gear. Also, I just
love the way they feel – everything from the cord to the ear piece is amazing.
Check out his first live show below: