Astronautica, also known as Edrina Martinez, has already proven to be a powerful force on the electronic music scene—and she's only 24 years old. From regular appearances at EDM hub Low End Theory to producing her distinct style of lush electronica as a one-(wo)man band, the L.A.-based DJ is showing no signs of slowing down.
Martinez used her latest album Gemini as an outlet to revolutionize her typical approach to producing music. "I’ll be somewhere and hear some sound on the street and record it on my phone and then go and play it into the song and add that as a texture to whatever I’m working on," she explained.
This refreshingly raw technique is just one facet of the album's back-to-basics vibe. For anyone in search of a satisfying summer soundtrack, look no more. Gemini's upbeat fusion of infectious R&B, charged with house beats, sinewy vocals, and intricate guitar riffs, is it.
We caught up with Martinez to talk about her sophomore album, the importance of female empowerment in the music industry, and how artistic inspiration is always within reach.