DDMS 13: Emily Bate & Kilamanzego
September 18, 2016
Emily Bate is a singer, composer and harmony fanatic working in music and theater. Recent projects include surrealist musical A Ride On The Irish Cream; choral theater piece Going Down Mount Moriah; a series of “zingles” (zine + single) combining writing and music; and acoustic chamber-math duo Jonagold.
Kilamanzego– a name that originated as part joke and part need to express her family’s immigrant culture, her music is always bending genre to fit her experimentation quirks. In her early teens she got hooked on playing bass, guitar, and other instruments which led to her excitement to craft beats, a journey that started in winter of 2014. She’s inspired by everything from the amount of heart and soul J-Dilla put into his work to early Ta-Ku beat battle demos. The style is generally glitchy, melodic, odd rhythms and whatever else catches her mood. Currently she is working on a debut EP and future collabs with local talents DJ John Morrison and Moor Mother Goddess.