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
Tor was raised in a small mountain town on Canada's west coast where he started experimenting with music production as a teenager. He further honed his skills while living in Australia, running a small recording studio and remixing some prominent Australian producers. He later produced the Sufjan Stevens hip hop mashup album 'Illinoize', which garnered a lot of critical and audience acclaim.

Now based in Vancouver and inspired by the positive feedback he received from his previous projects, he decided to finally produce the album he had been wanting to make for almost 10 years: 'Drum Therapy'. It combines layers of downtempo melodic beats, organic instrumentation, and the unmistakable sounds of dusty samples. For the album, Tor mined everything from 60's Italian film scores and long-lost Turkish psych records, to Celtic folk hymns, exotic eastern instruments and deep south gospel. He also played many of the non-sampled elements himself, and treated the sounds to give them the warmth & texture he had always wanted the album to have.

Tor is the first artist signed to Emancipator's newly minted label 'Loci Records', and is continuing to perform live after adapting his music for multiple festival performances over the summer of 2012.
Venue Information:
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO, 80465
http://www.redrocksonline.com/