Emancipator Creates Chill Collage of Classical Sound on 'Ghost Pong,' Announces New LP: Premiere

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Emancipator has been digging in them crates, but instead of breakbeats and vocals, he's pulling out the works of some of classical music's most beautiful minds.

The Portland-based DJ and producer has been hard at work on a new album, exploring the atmopsheric side of the electronic, creating collages of classical, world music, and jazz sounds. He's also trying his hand at random field recordings. That sizzle you hear might be garlic frying, that snare drum a pitched-out knife hitting the cutting board. Suffice to say, he's having some fun, and fun usually translates to the listener.

With a still-unnamed LP on the way, Emancipator just released his first single from the forthcoming project. "Ghost Pong" is a chill event spent watching shadows move. Soulful wails and weeping violins set the mood over a laid-back beat. It's deliciously moody, definitely necessary for your next rainy afternoon.

"I’ve been inspired lately to return to making melodic instrumental Hip-Hop and this one has a chilling vibe to it which felt right," Emacipator says in an emailed statement. "This specific song was born from a field recording when we had a ping pong table on tour with us."

Hear him drop "Ghost Pong" and more treats from his upcoming album at his debut Red Rocks headlining set Sunday, Aug. 27. If you can't make the show, you can at least listen to “Ghost Pong” below.


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