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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ADSR Radio #21- Friends from Montreal

Listen back to this week's radio show, as we showcase a number of eclectic sounds from Montreal's underground.  Hear unreleased material from Wiklow, Fake Electronics, and Atamone, as well as some timeless releases from Hushlamb label project.        

ADSR007 coming June 12th

Release number seven comes from Chicago born, Florida based electronic producer: December Beaches.  For this release Beaches brings forth 2 tracks of energetic, raw, acid house.  Check out the clips on our Soundcloud and jump on the Bandcamp pre-order.

For more info. on the young up and comer check out the mix and interview he did for us earlier this year.

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival Coming to Victoria may 18-21

Providing a platform for new music and sound art, video and visual art, contemporary dance and multimedia, Pretty Good Not Bad is an annual event aimed at engaging Victoria through dynamic and evocative multimedia experiences.  Now in it's second year, the festival looks to follow up it's 2016 launch with an equally impressive and varied lineup of audio/visual performances.    

Lineup: (Full artist info here)

Sarah Davachi (audio)
Helena Deland (audio)
Indian Agent (audio & visual)
Old Girl (audio)
Broken Rhythms (dance)
Magneticring (audio)
Sister Blanche (audio)
Igikai (visual)
Solur (audio)
Psychic Pollution (audio)
Formidable Liquorice (audio)
Jo Passed (audio)
Klubovader (audio)
DB Chessa (audio)
Null Command (audio)
Jesse Russel Galbraith (visual)
Hush Pup (audio)
Animal Bodies (audio)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (audio & visual)
Above Top Secret (audio)
Organ Mood (audio & visual)
Mourning Coup (audio)
Slope (audio)
Antwood (audio)
Chad Munson & Ghost House (audio & visual)
Aimee van Drimmelien (visual)
The Backhomes (audio)
Hansmole (audio)
Wiklow & Laine Butler (audio & visual)
Teenage Wedding (audio)
Kye Plant (audio)
Void Mirror (audio)
Random Mode (visual)
Schoolgirl (audio)