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Native End Presents: Emancipator w/SHIGETO & Marley Carroll


When: -

Where: The Savoy (409 State St, Santa Barbara, CA)

Minimum Age: 21+

Type: Indoor - Club

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Promoters: Native End

Genres: BreaksDowntempoGlitchHip HopLivetronica

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We couldn't be more excited to kick off emancipator's west coast tour with Shigeto and Marley Carroll, all making their Santa Barbara debut on March 21 at the Savoy. This is sure to be an incredibly special evening in an intimate setting that you won't want to miss. We expect this event to sell out fast so don't forget to grab you tickets!


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, discovered one of his songs was played at the Beijing Olympics (still trying to figure out how that happened) and his song “Shook,” a mashup that perfectly mixes Mobb Deep’s mighty raps with a haunting track from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, become the highest-rated song on Hype Machine’s “Best 50 Songs of 2007,” and appeared on Hype Machine as the #2 most popular song in April 2009.

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.





Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.




+Marley Carroll+ 

Marley Carroll is a prodigious multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ from Asheville, North Carolina. The beginnings of his musicianship sprang from training in piano, percussion and scratch DJ technique. His 2007 debut album, Melanaster was the result of meticulous bedroom alchemy, sounding like a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of salt water. Not surprisingly, much of the inspiration for this album was drawn from the ocean. This is apparent through the notions of vastness, hypnosis and unpredictability often elicited when listening. Marley created Melanaster entirely on his own—from composition to instrumentation to recording and mixing. The album’s touchstones are found in the space between the beautiful haze of early Nineties shoegaze rock (My Bloody Valentine) and early 2000’s IDM (Autechre, Squarepusher). The result is smeared, melancholy pop songs tethered to abstract electronic rhythms, what NPR called “gorgeously subdued glitch-pop”.




Wednesday, March 21, 2012

8pm - 21+

The Savoy

409 State st. Santa Barbara, CA

Tickets: http://emancipatorsantabarbara.eventbrite.com/

Full Preview: http://www.nativeend.com/2012/02/11/emancipator-w-shigeto-marley-carroll-3-21/

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