Biography

Inspired by her home town of Manchester’s vibrant Underground scene, Emma Clair began DJ-ing 7 years ago, on vinyl.


In that time, she has played across a multitude of scenes, making her one of the most versatile and respected DJs in the North.

 

Using this experience, Emma loves to craft genre defying sets that are sure to get any dancefloor moving.

 

Emma brings her own unique and dynamic style to Electro-Swing, as well as her unlimited energy and passion. Fusing vintage vocals, classic big beat and brass, with modern percussion and bass, her music is sure to bring a smile!


House and Techno sets see Emma fuse her love of vocal led tracks with chunky beats and killer percussion. 


Emma is well known for successfully bridging the tricky gap between the under and over ground and is equally at home playing peak time club sets, bar grooves and subtle background music. 

 

Away from the dancefloor, Emma has started to push her own sound, through production. She’s also head-honcho of “Prohibition” which is rapidly growing into one of the largest events in the North for Electro Swing, and has hosted guests such as Jamie Berry, [email protected] In The [email protected], Jenova Collective and Father Funk.


She has played at some of the largest venues in the UK including Ministry Of Sound London, Gatecrasher Birmingham + Leeds. She is also a firm favourite on the underground scene having played events such as Illuminaughty, Lowdown & Dirty, Planet Zogg and the techno vanguard that is Strange Daze.


Emma has also made her mark on the UK Festival scene, playing 2 sets at Beatherder 2015 on the Ring Stage and in the Stumblefunk Tent, as well as Bearded Theory, Alchemy and Play festival.


Emma's career highlights include DJing at Ministry Of Sound in London, represting SO DJ's on their tour of Ibiza in 2010, winning the Funk Events DJ Competition in 2013 and warming up for some of dance music's biggest DJ's, including the Godfather of house, Marshall Jefferson, break beat heavy weights The Plump DJ's and the kings of electro swing, Dutty Moonshine.


In 2010 Emma started her radio career, presenting a show on Leeds' underground station "Radio Frequency". Her next radio venture was in 2011, for Pure 107.8FM, where she produced and hosted, “Electro Clash”, on a weekly basis. 2012 saw her “Emma Clair in the Mix” segment win the award for “Best Music Feature" and host several special shows, including New Year’s Eve 2012 and 2013. In 2014 Emma presented her monthly podcast "Jack The House" for Greek based online station Generate. She has now made the move to Reel House TV where she will be launcing her brand new interactive weekly radio and visual show in November 2015.


2015 will see Emma spend more time in the studio producing her own music injected with her unique sound and continuing to push her own events brand. Prohibition.