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Emancipator with Yppah & Anomie Belle
Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:00pm
Kate Buchanan Room, University Center
Adult $15.00 •
Child $15.00 •
Emancipator self-released his first album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, at the age of 19 in 2006. His agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet and across the world. Soon It Will Be Cold Enough was picked up by Japanese super-producer Nujabes, pressed in Japan and sold 5,000 copies in the first six months. Emancipator landed a Puma sponsorship, and even had his song “Maps” played at the Bejing Olympics. His latest album Safe In The Steep Cliffs blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.
Opening the show will be Ninja Tune recording artist Yppah and Anomie Belle.