Emancipator is Douglas Appling, who is joined in the live setting by Violinist Ilya Goldberg.
Douglas started Emancipator in 2006 when he was 19, with his self-released first album “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough”. It was then picked up by Japanese super-producer Nujabes, pressed in Japan and sold 5,000 copies in the first six months.
His latest album “Safe In The Steep Cliffs” blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.