Join us when we present Emancipator’s tour in Los Angles (March 16th) and San Diego (March 17th). They will be joined by Little People and Odesza and live painters Yuki Mizaki, John Park, Hill Young and Alexander DCD. Discount pre-sale tickets are now on sale for both shows.
Emancipator is Douglas Appling, who is joined in the live setting by Violinist Ilya Goldberg.
To some, it must seem like this young electronic producer came out of nowhere this year, but those in the know have been following Emancipator since he 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, gave an interview to Rolling Stone Japan, 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.
Listen to Emancipator’s music below:
Little People’s sound is part beats, bleeps and snippets of other people’s music. Stemming from hip hop, it effortlessly combines warm synths, intricate melodies and string arrangements. Little people’s upcoming album sees Laurent shift his focus away from what he feels is the over reliance of samples in his genre, towards composition and the use of organic instrumentation – whilst keeping the trademark warmth of an old piece of vinyl. However rest assured, the beats and the synth bleeps are still very much on the menu.
Watch Little People’s newest music video below:
Listen to Little People’s latest music below:
ODESZA is a production duo made up of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) based out of the Pacific North West. They met their senior year of college and decided to spend the summer as recent graduates collaborating on an album. On September 5th, 2012 they self-released a free LP entitled “Summer’s Gone”, creating a delicate balance between dreamy sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy drums and large sweeping basslines. “Summer’s Gone” went on to receive more than 25,000 downloads in just under 4 months and gain ODESZA a diverse and loyal fanbase.
Listen to Odesza’s latest music below:
Live Painting in Los Angeles by Yuki Mizaki and John Park, and in San Diego by Hill Young and Alexander DCD.
Yuki Mizaki is an artist, animator, animation lover, children’s books lover, illustrator and music lover.
John Park is a teacher and artist living in Los Angeles. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting sculpture and anatomy. His current work is an attempt to reconcile these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the New Contemporary art movement. The paintings are executed in a live, public setting in the many bars, clubs and musical events that serve as his studio. He teaches drawing and painting at Concord High School in Santa Monica.
Hill Young is a multi talented artist and designer, creating with traditional mediums and this fun thing we call the computer. She grew up in the mountains of San Diego, shall we say ‘hills’ and carries the love for nature with her The most important quality you will find in Hill’s design and artwork is passion. She is dedicated to quality and unique creations.
Alexander D.C.D. Smith was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 16, 1984, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. Smith’s work explores the tension between opposites: dark and bright, glossy and matte, precision and spontaneity, structure and freedom. His work is inspired by urban and Asian cultures, typography, early cartoons, sports history, entertainment design, motor sports, and manufacturing techniques.
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
This event is All Ages
143 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
This event is 21+