040 follows a standout year for Emerson in which she released the 72nd instalment of the DJ-Kicks series back in September. The mix saw American at the top of her game as both a producer and a DJ, and two of her own tracks were particular highlights, including “Rotting Hills,” which is included on this release.
“Rotting Hills” is a “study in contrasts,” Emerson explains, both tonally and emotionally. It mixes feelings of hopelessness, while also trying to enjoy what we have right now in the present.
Sleeve design is by Alex McCullough and Noah Baker, and the release is mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering.