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Emancipator announces new album alongside the release of two serene singles

Douglas Appling, also known as Emancipator gears up for Mountain of Memory, his first album in 4 years, dropping a twofer of singles that represent a blissful return to the organic trip-hop vibes which defined the project in its earlier days. Sultry hymnal strings are back on the menu as “Labyrinth,” the album’s lead single, […]

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Emancipator announces new album alongside the release of two serene singles

Douglas Appling, also known as Emancipator gears up for Mountain of Memory, his first album in 4 years, dropping a twofer of singles that represent a blissful return to the organic trip-hop vibes which defined the project in its earlier days. Sultry hymnal strings are back on the menu as “Labyrinth,” the album’s lead single, […]

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Emancipator announces new album alongside the release of two serene singles

Douglas Appling, also known as Emancipator gears up for Mountain of Memory, his first album in 4 years, dropping a twofer of singles that represent a blissful return to the organic trip-hop vibes which defined the project in its earlier days. Sultry hymnal strings are back on the menu as “Labyrinth,” the album’s lead single, […]

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions and Tyler Graves make magic, Claude VonStroke delivers ‘Freaks & Beaks’ LP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions and Tyler Graves make magic, Claude VonStroke delivers ‘Freaks & Beaks’ LP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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Manic Focus drops huge Liquid Stranger remix, announces ‘Minds Rising Remixed’ track list

Almost one year has passed since Manic Focus released his smashingly fun fifth studio album, Minds Rising. Since that time, John “JmaC” McCarten has laid down landmark performances at Hulaween, Envision, and the biggest headlining show of his career in his hometown of Chicago. Now, JmaC announced his Minds Rising remix album, in which the electro-soul producer hand selected […]

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Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views […]

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Exclusive Mix: LAPA takes listeners on an impeccable aural odyssey of influences

Aside from his orchestral accomplishments, that include a longstanding working relationship with Emancipator‘s famed Ensemble, the Russian-born violinist Ilya Goldberg, or LAPA, is known for his extensive background in classical violin. Surely a testament to his mastery of the art, his compositions are both deeply cerebral and blissful. Speaking of his working relationship with Doug Appling of Emancipator, […]

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Lightning in a Bottle drops off diverse 2018 lineup

Bradley, California’s uniquely immersive festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has revealed the first phase of its 2018 musical line-up, set to take place May 23–28.In an increasingly monotonous festival market, LiB defines itself in defying the norm. The festival’s forward-thinking curation has presently landed a diverse array of acts from Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, to Zhu, GriZ, Fever […]

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Emancipator taps into his scopious musical roots on the exemplary ‘Baralku’ [Album Review]

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough… that Doug Appling will need to retreat indoors to adhere to a pattern that has long defined the perennial producer since he debuted his Emancipator moniker eleven years ago. This pattern of silent introspection is one that has, in turn, allotted an intimate offering of landscapist, waning, sonic multitudes. Like a bear emerging from […]

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Emancipator shares title track off forthcoming record, announces supporting ensemble tour

Emancipator enthralls many — time and time again — with his dulcetly-distinct tunes, as each outpouring explores a captivating niche of incomparable instrumental music.Now, comes the third track off his forthcoming LP Baralku, out November 17, which also serves as the title track to his fifth full-length via his own label, Loci Records.The classically trained artist’s forthcoming […]

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Emancipator shares title track off forthcoming record, announces supporting ensemble tour

Emancipator enthralls many — time and time again — with his dulcetly-distinct tunes, as each outpouring explores a captivating niche of incomparable instrumental music.Now, comes the third track off his forthcoming LP Baralku, out November 17, which also serves as the title track to his fifth full-length via his own label, Loci Records.The classically trained artist’s forthcoming […]

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Emancipator announces new album ‘Baralku’ out in November, shares gorgeous new track ‘Goodness’

At the end of August, Portland-based producer Doug Appling, better known for his indie-electro intersection of artistry as Emancipator, had, at last, emerged from sonic seclusion. After hinting at a new album, Appling arrived in August to confirm the new LP — the first since 2015’s Seven Seas —was at last finished.Now, the artist’s announced […]

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Emancipator comes out of the woodwork on chilling new track ‘Ghost Pong,’ confirms new LP

Portland-based producer Emancipator has, at last, emerged from his sonic seclusion. After sharing on Instagram earlier in June that his new album was done, fans have been patiently awaiting the day Doug Appling would unveil the new tunes.Exploring the laid-back and sonically open side of electronic music that he became widely known for, Appling returns […]

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Emancipator discusses dark horse producer Tor ahead of ‘Blue Book’ remixes [Exclusive]

Canadian producer Tor’s ambient 2016 album, Blue Book, has garnered substantial support for its avant-garde production quality as well as the album’s intriguing presence. Through – and beyond – his LP, the burgeoning artist has cultivated a sound that stands out as unique in the ambient electronic world. Tor’s use of chimes, woodwind instruments, and mellow percussion blend […]

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