Emika was born in the UK, of Czech heritage.
As a young woman she studied classical piano and composition. She waitressed to save up for her first Apple Mac and copy of Logic.
She was living in Bristol as the city transitioned from d&b to dubstep and she went to the first parties organised by Pinch. “I continue to be a part of this culture which has spread worldwide now.”
She now lives in Berlin, where she works as a sound designer for Native Instruments.