Emancipator is one of my new favorite producers. I’m a big sucker for ambient downtempo that incorporates stringed instruments into their arrangements. Really beautiful stuff. They just released a remix album of their 2013 release Dusk To Dawn, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. I had to share the originals, too, for those of you who haven’t heard any of their stuff yet. Here are the tracks “Valhalla” & “Eve II” along with re-imaginings by NKLA & ODESZA.
July 3rd, 2015 : Categories single
A Thai funk rock band from Texas you say? That’s awesome. Khruangbin, the Thai word for airplane or “engine fly”, formed in Space City, Houston, are heavily influenced by dusty rock cassette tapes from 60s and 70s Thailand.
June 27th, 2015 : Categories Electric Saturdays
June 25th, 2015 : Categories albumDJ/Producer Frenic is a master of his craft. He splices and dices sampled tracks, everything from bluesy harmonica to Gordon Lightfoot, and layers them alongside some really great beats to breathe some modern life back into them. DR DAD, released in 2013, is my favorite of his so far. Each of his albums play out a little differently, which is what I like about him.
Here are my two favorites from the album:
And if you like what you hear, check out his latest album Monomyth: Separation, exploring the sights and sounds of Greece, an album he wrote during and after a 10-city tour of the country.