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Emancipator Ensemble (US), IALAZ live

The grandmaster of refined, elegant downtempo Doug Appling, it is Emancipator has already performed at the A38 Ship this year presenting a live set. It was such a great success that he ruturns in autumn this time with his group, the Emancipator Ensemble. After the live set comes a concert by one of the greatest innovators of contemporary electronica!

Emancipator (US)

A search for mind immersing, spine tingling tracks would land many stumbling upon Emancipator. Between the countless tour dates, festivals, and studio time, Emancipator (aka Doug Appling); the Portland, OR based electronic producer, has retained a steady rise of success over the past few years. Playing sold out venues, to the delight of his faithful fans, 2012 proved to be a year of expansion and growth for this talented young musician. Further backed by the support of two highly acclaimed albums, Soon it will be cold enough and Safe in the steep cliffs and the recent launch of his own label, Loci Records, this young entrepreneur shows no signs of slowing down.

Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. One might struggle to place a finger on what makes the music so addictive, but would undoubtedly return to the underlying feeling of balance and connection. Now accompanied regularly by the harmonious swells of live violin played by Ilya Goldberg, Emancipator’s live performances have developed into an all-encompassing musical experience.

With the release of his newest album, Dusk to Dawn, the music promises listeners a nostalgic return to the soulful integration of organic hip hop and symphonic layers that first captivated his audience. “Minor Cause”, the first single off Dusk to Dawn proved a buzz-worthy track with its’ video premier on MTV’s Hive – followed by an uproar of enthused listeners wanting more. Trusting his roots yet simultaneously evolving, Emancipator’s fresh new cultivation is nothing short of a renaissance.



Ialaz (born Richard Balazs Zalai) is a Hungarian musician, producer based in Budapest, Hungary. He was involved in music at a young age and trip hop, downtempo, chillwave have had the profund influences. Ialaz uses a wide variety of instruments in his music, because he want to develop a complex condition like the rainbow in the nature. His eclectic music taste allows him to create vast textural soundscapes that combines vintage elements and modern impressions. His goal is very simple: make you have an eargasm.

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