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Emok

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Emok are a hard-hitting, precedent breaking three piece whose members all originally hail from Israel, currently residing in Brooklyn.
Coming from Northern Israel, EMOK defines its style with intense emotions and complexity. Avoiding the Israeli military sentence, the trio came to New York in 1998 though they’ve been playing together since high school. In Israel, EMOK established a loyal fan base, opened for the Prodigy and were well respected in the Israeli rock scene, but when the time had come to trade guitars for guns they took the first flight out to the US.

Musically the foundation lies in Middle Eastern melodies combined with post punk and the building blocks are distortion pedals and electronic samples. The result is a structure of pure concrete and steel. The music is intense and doesn’t leave you alone for a second with lyrics drawn from the harsh reality that they had grown to know and the ways they have found to escape it. Resonant of the region, the words are torn and conflicted, trying to reconcile a very liberal political point of view with an unwavering and instinctual need to fight and die for one’s homeland. It’s a heavy burden to carry around, which leaves a sweet but vicious taste after each song.

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  • Sutsuga_Red

    If there is a DJ then shouldn't his tags be for DJ Emok and not just EMOK

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nyofer

    There is Emok the band and DJ Emok

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • escalonab

    I'm assuming there are two bands called Emok? One makes hard rock and the other one makes progressive psycho trance?

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • IpekYalcin

    Something's wrong here?..

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • vitalbh

    relembrando o live de sabado na Hommega festival bh !! top live! \m/

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • WILLOW30

    ARREBENTOUUUUUUUUUU NO EUPHORIA FESTIVAL!!!!!...APAIXONEIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • marianovale

    melhor Dj que teve no Cachoeira Alta 2008

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • Mellogirl

    Assisti pela primeira vez um live do Emok no Universo Paralello #8... apaixonei!

    18 Jan 2008 Reply
  • whiteve

    pandora just played me turn off the lights .. progressive trance wtf kind of tag is that? It lobbed it at me after static X which kind of worked. Sounds like industrial metal to me.

    18 Jun 2007 Reply

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