Emancipator, Doug Appling, started his musical career in 2006 with the release of his first album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, at the young age of 19. He has gained world recognition through the reputation of his Japanese producer, Nujabes, who got him a contract with Puma, a 2008 Rolling Stones interview, and had his song “Maps” played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He has just gained popularity in the States this year and is known for having a live violinist at his shows. With almost every electronic event being all about heavy bass, thrilling drops and who can wear the most neon, Emancipator is able to bring music back to its roots through a “style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums,” according to his website.
The use of horns, American folk instruments and Asian influence brings the meaning back to music. He has most recently released a remixes album featuring artists like Big Gigantic, Michal Menert, Blockhead and Ooah! Check it out here.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They are also available online here or they can be purchased locally at Swamp Dragon and Downtown Convience in Gainesville. The Facebook page has all the information you could ask for. It may be a Sunday night, but this show is a great way to kick off the spring semester.
via Bionic Beatlab