Emancipator & 9 Theory stick together like buds on 'Cheeba Gold'

What happens when two of the most reliable stalwarts of the west coast indie beat scene come together for a collab? You find gold. Cheeba Gold, that is, the result of a 4-day studio session between Portland’s Emancipator and LA’s 9 Theory. The collab makes a lot of sense musically; these two have been pushing lush, organic, laid back beats for so long now that it’s become one of the signature sounds of electronic music in the PNW, gracing festival stages and outdoor events for over a decade.

On the EP Cheeba Gold, no doubt a product of the title’s slang allusion, the two musicians find effortless rhythms with rich percussive elements, and lush timbric harmonies that showcase both their sense of musicality and deft instrumental skills. These guys know exactly the kind of sound they want to make, and it’s clear on Cheeba Gold that they are operating in top form.

RIYL: Bonobo, Tycho, Thievery Corporation

Cheeba Gold is out now on digital platforms, and if you really like it, a 12” vinyl is available from Loci Records.

— review by autonomy

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Next Thursday in Tokyo!

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We are very happy to host a true OG from the Korean beat scene: Simo! The man has been a fixture in the Seoul hip hop community for a minute now, and after hearing his cracking beats it's easy to see why. Previously one half of the hip hop production duo 'Simo and Mood Schula' who won the 2012 KMA (Korean Music Award) Best Hip Hop/ Rap Album award, Simo has taken his studio and musical experience in a new direction with fresh beats and collaborations for 2018. Simo has released on Universal Music Korea, Amoeba Culture and Darker than Wax. 

Expect an extended set of old classics, collaborations and some fresh material from his upcoming EP!

With support from:
Asahi Suzuki
Beat tech killah and Le0na in the Tatami room

ADSR Radio now on Resonance Extra

Streaming live every Monday from 4-6 PM (PST) on UK station Resonance Extra, ADSR Label manager Sean Mallion aka Heuristics plays eclectic selections from his record collection and unreleased gems from ADSR label artists and friends.  Have a listen to a recent episode below and for full tracklists check out the new Radio section of the website.