WPTS Radio Presents: Emancipator
I first heard his delightful electronically smooth music combined with electric violin a few years ago. My cohost’s sister was visiting from Colorado and she joined our radio show, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, for an evening. We let her play a few songs and she chose to end with Emancipator’s Rattlesnakes, which is still my favorite song of his. She had stumbled upon Emancipator by going to his show on a whim. She said it was one of the best shows she had been to in a while.
Naturally, I insisted on seeing him when he came to Pittsburgh’s The Rex in 2012. The show was intimate with a smaller crowd and his music filled the venue, accompanied by a beautiful scattering of triangular lights that changed patterns as his music progressed. This was the first time I head his remix of Sigur Ross and Mobb Deep, Shook, and fell even more in love with his music and the experience. Again, in 2013, I insisted on seeing him again, for the same chill vibe. This time, his show was sold out but he delivered the same performance, playing for his fans and for himself and the love of what he does.
When I heard he was coming back to The Rex in 2014, I didn’t even think that I wouldn’t be there to hear him play again. When I heard his opener was Odesza, an artist who has also been a staple to Everything but the Kitchen Sink, I was even more excited. There is nothing better than attending a show where the artist can present their passion for their work live to an appreciative audience. Emancipator is one of those artists that consistently deliver that passion.”
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