Emancipator Ensemble w/ Manic Focus Live Band, Wax Tailor (Solo Set & Special Guests), Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Tor @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Cervantes & AEG Present

Emancipator Ensemble w/ Manic Focus Live Band, Wax Tailor (Solo Set & Special Guests), Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Tor @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Sat, May 26, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$45 - $75

This event is all ages

Emancipator Ensemble
Emancipator Ensemble
A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling - more commonly known as Emancipator - has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness.

2015 was a busy year having released Live In Athens in June, and Dusk to Dawn Remixes - a remix album featuring massively-popular contributions from the likes of ODESZA, Little People, Eliot Lipp, and more - in July, 2015 and now his first full length album in three years, Seven Seas. Seven Seas is the product of over two years of work, collaborations, experiences, and live performances all culminating in a cohesive collection of songs that solidifies that Emancipator is only getting better with age.

http://www.emancipatormusic.com
Manic Focus
Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin' project of John "JmaC" McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that's entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.

On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He's also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic's Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies' Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few.

In the studio, JmaC continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings of many up-and-coming musical allies. This is especially apparent in the material from his most recent album, Minds Rising. Released in April 2017, Minds Rising is an infectious encapsulation of Manic Focus' roots in funk, soul, new-era hip hop, and electronic music. The album is an artful curation of the burgeoning Chicago music landscape and beyond, featuring appearances from cutting-edge hip hop artists, vocalists, producers, and musicians from across the country. Collaborators include Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, Adam Deitch of Lettuce/Break Science, Russ Liquid, ProbCause, Late Night Radio, and more. Minds Rising is an opus two years in the making, and paints an aural illustration of Manic Focus' shift from producer to composer -- one beat, instrument and verse at a time.

Whether it's at a small-town venue or a world-renowned music festival on his nationwide headlining tour, you won't want to miss a Manic Focus throw-down.
Wax Tailor
Wax Tailor
French trip hop/hip hop producer (born 19 July 1975 in Vernon, Eure).
Kalya Scintilla
Kalya Scintilla
Traversing the cosmos, gliding across dimensions beyond time and space, Kalya Scintilla brings universal shamanic journeys through his music to planet earth straight from his heart. His music paints sacred soundscapes with world fusion beats from ancient futures hidden amongst our forgotten memories to bring forth lush healing vibrations to activate the dormant codes within us. Infusing his love for nature, tribal healing, sacred geometry, and Hathor wisdom; Kalya is able to birth heart opening crescendos that open doorways into our personal and collective awakening. Audiences across the world have successfully received his musical transmissions enabling his ability to travel and play at festivals across continents. His vision for the future holds his devotional intention to plant more seeds of galactic sound alchemy to be felt and experienced by all.
Eve Olution
Eve Olution
Eve Olution is a Storyteller and Visionary Director who infuses a unique style and frequency of intentional ritual through movement anchored in mythology. With her background in theatre, Eve has alchemized traditional and classical style with evolving themes of consciousness that are viscerally woven throughout her Performance Art. Through the practice of embodied archetypal energy, her devotion is in bringing forth these live raw transmissions to evoke healing, awakening, and transformation to the audience. After decades of wielding her passion into this art form, Eve breathes tangible magic with every performance.
Tor
Tor
Electronic music producer currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Previously lived and worked in Australia, remixing and running a small recording studio. Raised on the West coast of Canada. His first solo artist release was 'Drum Therapy' in 2012.
Venue Information:
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO, 80465
http://www.redrocksonline.com/