Emancipator Ensemble w/ Manic Focus Live Band, Wax Tailor (Solo Set & Special Guests), Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Tor @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Cervantes & AEG Present

Emancipator Ensemble w/ Manic Focus Live Band, Wax Tailor (Solo Set & Special Guests), Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Tor @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Sat, May 26, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 5:45 pm

$45 - $75

This event is all ages

Emancipator Ensemble
Emancipator Ensemble
A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling - more commonly known as Emancipator - has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album,Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to trip-hop and downtempo draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness.

Originally performing as a solo act, Appling quickly recruited the immensely-talented Ilya Goldberg to perform alongside him during Emancipator's live sets. In 2015, Appling expanded the Emancipator live experience further with the addition of a drummer and a bassist, adding a completely new organic dimension to his live performances. Now known as the Emancipator Ensemble, the talented four-piece is pushing the limits of what it means to be electronic musicians through their compelling, sophisticated performances.

Having released Live In Athens in June, and Dusk to Dawn Remixes - a remix album featuring massively-popular contributions from the likes of ODESZA, Little People, Eliot Lipp, and more - in July, 2015 sees Emancipator making an ambitious reappearance. This fall will mark his official return as he gears up to release his fourth full length LP, entitled Seven Seas, his first studio album in nearly three years. The culmination of over two years of work and countless collaborations, experiences, and live performances, Seven Seas will surely prove to be a defining chapter in the Emancipator legacy.
Manic Focus
Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own.


Over the last 5 years, JmaC has released four full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. His most recent album, Cerebral Eclipse, was released on All Good Records, a label quickly making a name for itself as a tastemaker in the modern electronic music scene. He has completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.
Wax Tailor
Wax Tailor
French trip hop/hip hop producer (born 19 July 1975 in Vernon, Eure).
Kalya Scintilla
Kalya Scintilla
World fusion beats unfold the rituals of ancient before your eyes, creating a live kinesthetic tapestry to scintillate your being awake. In the sacred union of both, crystalline frequencies of sound architecture and unique visceral transmissions of evocational performance, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution invite your soul into an alchemical experience of divine art devoted to the heart.
Eve Olution
Eve Olution
Eve Olution is a Performance Artist and Visionary Director that infuses a unique style and frequency of intentional ritual through movement & myth. With her background in theatre, Eve has alchemized traditional and classical style with evolving themes of consciousness that are viscerally woven throughout her Performance Art. Through the embodiment of archetypal energy, her devotion is in bringing forth these live vibrations to evoke healing, awakening, and transformation to the audience. After decades of wielding her passion and the manifestation of her evolutionary visions, Eve breathes tangible magick with every performance.
Tor
Tor
Emerging in late 2012 with a sound that was all his own, Tor’s debut album ‘Drum Therapy’ was the culmination of over a decade of quietly honing his craft, merging the aesthetics of dusty samples with polished production, addictive melody and unique driving percussion. After catching the attention of Emancipator, the album became the first release to launch his new label Loci Records and led to supporting slots on several US tours and remixes for artists like ODESZA.
Tor’s sophomore album ‘Blue Book’ was released in summer 2016 and served as the perfect follow up – a natural evolution of the best qualities of his previous work, while pushing his sound forward with new sonic palettes, ideas and tempos. It’s a record that plays like a journey from start to finish, with rhythmic bell patterns, chopped vocal harmonies, atmospheric swells, warm basslines, and a newfound love of analog synthesizers all creating a distinctive world. Since the album’s release Tor has gone on to curate the ‘Origins’ mix series, supported Emancipator at Red Rocks and on a sold out North American tour, remixed artists such as RUFUS DU SOL and CLOZEE and is performing multiple festival appearances including Shambhala, Electric Forest, Oregon Eclipse, Envision, LIB, Sonic Bloom and the Do Lab stage at Coachella.
Venue Information:
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO, 80465
http://www.redrocksonline.com/