Who could have ever expected that two violinists and a composer/sonic guru could create the absolute, stirring anthem elevating us to the absolute dance heaven? The NYC trio, Emiliano MelisClaudia Chopek and Susan AquilaEcho Of The Ghost, are brave enough to combine electro-acoustic with synth-pop, EDM and even electro elements, while keeping the final result always approachable & flawless for the unaware listener.

The bestest example is today’s exclusive video premiere on Last Day Deaf, ‘Dance Floor 54‘, in which the band entertains the ecstatic clubbers (with original footage of Studio 54 shot by Susan Shapiro) in an imaginary set, we would all kill to be part of. The concept is both nostalgic & modern, but won’t go into deeper detail, not wanting to spoil the fun. 

Bridging the past with the present, and the present with the future with ease, so we dare say, that Echo Of The Ghost may very well be that priceless, missing ferrule of utter entairtainment in pure class…

Dance Floor 54‘ is the title track off their most recent EP, you should definitely check out!


Press Notes:

NYC electro-acoustic trio led by composer Emiliano Melis and violinist Claudia Chopek and includes violinist Susan Aquila. Taking influences from synth pop, industrial and EDM, they have created a genre defying collection of electronic driven songs laced with melodic synth textures and hypnotic violin arrangements.

ECHO OF THE GHOST continues their compelling digital-meets-analog exploration with the new ep Dance Floor 54, a celebration of NYC nightlife and a tribute to the music that inspires them.

Emiliano is a native Italian, born and raised in Turin, Italy who found his way to New York in 2012. His works are a mixture of dreams, hallucinations and aesthetics expressed with electronic sounds, poetry and improvisation. He’s collaborated with many artists as a remixer including Brooklyn’s Cold Blood Club, Los Angeles’ Aloud and Vermont’s Kris Gruen, as well as composing and producing music for international visual artists and sound installations in art galleries and contemporary art exhibitions in Europe and the US.

After being introduced by mutual friends in New York’s music scene,  Emiliano forged a relationship with violinist, violist and arranger Claudia Chopek, leading to the birth of Echo of the Ghost in 2016. Few performers have been in such genre-crossing demand as Claudia, defying musical boundaries. Over the past decade Claudia has shared stages and/or been in the studio with The Last Shadow Puppets, Father John Misty, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Bruce Springsteen, Moby and TV on the Radio.

Photo credit: Rafael Piñeros @OneRpm Studios