Premiere: Japan-born newcomer E L L E blends noise and rap on ‘HYDRA’

The track is “sonically inspired by construction sites and the unstoppable and terrifying growth of urban sprawl"...

20.11.19, Words by: Felicity Martin

Born in Japan, raised in France/the UK and now based in London, E L L E is an exciting new voice rising from the rap underground.

An entirely self-sufficient artist, her previously two singles (‘Hyacinth Kiss‘ and ‘Cookies‘) have been self-produced, with accompanying unsettling self-made videos that invite us into her world.

A top-to-bottom banger, follow-up track ‘HYDRA’ snarls with noisy punk spirit, injected with E L L E’s sharp vocals: “Ain’t it funny how money breeds money”.

“The track is sonically inspired by construction sites and the unstoppable and terrifying growth of urban sprawl,” E L L E explains. “I wanted to make a track that felt like the subway chase from Tetsuo the Iron man.”

Listen to ‘HYDRA’: