Estère (New Zealand)
Estère is a girl with an MPC she calls Lola. With Lola, Estère samples and records a mixture of bass, synth, drums, guitar, vocal harmonies, kazoo, cutlery drawers and anything else that tickles her fancy then layers the production with pulsating rhythms and evocative melodies that adhere to her own genre dubbed - Electric Blue Witch-Hop.
Onstage Estère is joined by a number of different mechanical personalities that she terms her ' machine band'. Together they create a unique high energy showcase of what happens when music mixes with the imagination.
Drawing inspiration from the evolution of reptiles, imaginary boyfriends and cultural identity amongst many other things, Estère delivers her songs with a voice that has been described as rich toned and elastic.
Acclaimed as being a one-of-a-kind performer, Estère’s reputation for exciting, playful performances has seen her open for international artists including Erykah Badu, Flume, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Aloe Blacc, Morcheeba, Baths, Ikonika, KT Tunstall and has put her on international stages in cities and festivals through-out Australia, South Korea, Denmark, New Caledonia, UK and Europe.
In April 2014, Estère released her debut self produced album which was featured on various international blogs including Afro Punk, Disco Naiveté and Portals. 2016 was a big year for Estère, with be tours of Australia, Southern Africa and Europe and the release of her first single 'Ambition'.
Estère recently released release MY DESIGN, the first half of her two-part sophomore album MY DESIGN, ON OTHER’S LIVES.
“Control Freak” is a thunderous, rhythm-led track...Attitude not only matched by the punchy composition but also Estère’s own unflinching declarations that she “knows how to be cruel.” - Rolling Stone
"Estère is stunning; an artist with a seemingly boundless imagination and talent, and a refreshing approach to music making. Breaking free of the often-insipid subject matter of popular music, she delves much, much deeper lyrically; tackling themes such as the evolution of species, the impacts and effects of technology, and our dependence upon, and relationships with, our digital technologies. Estère’s music is music that makes you think. Yet paradoxically, her voice and beats are so mesmerizing that it is almost impossible to not lose yourself in her masterfully crafted soundscapes." - Ambient Light
"One of New Zealand’s most exciting musicians is back! Wellington-based Estère, who defines her distinctive musical genre as “Electric Blue Witch-Hop,” has just dropped My Design (P1), which fuses electronic music with heavy bass and drums, creating a unique juxtapositon that falls right in line with the artist’s noted passion for defying genre. My Design is an immersive experience unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed." - AfroPunk
"With a velvet smooth voice that has already drawn comparisons with Erykah Badu (with the charm of Lianne La Havas) she sang live, sampled her own voice and spun loops through Lola... With her colourful, soulful voice and ability to produce effortlessly, Estère Dalton is definitely not an artist to sleep on." Aclaim Magazine
"Young Kiwi Estere was also a wonder. The Wellington-based singer's unique sound, style and dance moves, reminiscent of Solange or Erykah Badu, make her one to watch." The Age
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Estère - Control Freak
Estère - Pro Bono Techno Zone
Estère - Ambition
Estère - I Spy
Estère - Culture Clash