Behind every great album lies an unheard story. Now, as the sun sets on 2016, Portland’s very own Emancipator shares the story of his debut album, “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough" through his latest release: a double-sided EP titled “Maps & Father King."
“Ten years ago, I released “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough" on CD-Rs, biking to the post office a few times a week to send out whatever orders trickled in through the Paypal address I had posted on Myspace. Somehow it reached the ears of iconic Japanese hip-hop producer Nujabes and was released on his label, Hydeout Productions. In addition to giving the album a professional mixdown, Nujabes suggested a new tracklist that omitted two songs, “Maps" and “Father King." – Emancipator
While long time fans may recognize the tracks as staples from Emancipator’s live sets, the release on his very own Loci Records imprint brings fresh cuts in the form of remixes from Star Slinger, Kodak To Graph, Catching Flies, and Imagined Herbal Flows.
“As a special nod to the ten year anniversary of my first album and these two lost tracks, which are still dear to me and many of my listeners, I’ll be releasing a special ‘Maps & Father King’ EP on November 11th with both tracks remastered and remixed by four different producers. I’m very excited to give new life to these songs in the form of this special release.” – Emancipator
Emancipator – Maps
Emancipator – Maps (Star Slinger Sunrise Edit)
Emancipator – Maps (Kodak to Graph Remix)
Emancipator – Father King
Emancipator – Father King (Catching Flies Remix)
Emancipator – Father King (Imagined Herbal Flows Remix)
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. With a catalog of four full length original albums and a steady well curated roster for his imprint, Loci Records, this young entrepreneur shows no signs of slowing down. Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth arrangement, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe.
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