A search for mind immersing, spine tingling tracks would land many stumbling upon Emancipator. Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth layers, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. 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 to many 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. Now accompanied full time by the harmonious swells of live violinist 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 offers listeners a nostalgic return to the soulful integration of organic hip hop and symphonic layers that first captivated his steadily growing audience. Trusting his roots yet simultaneously evolving is what makes Emancipator and the album truly great.