Run by electronic music’s sleeping giant Doug Appling, aka Emancipator, this label is committed to supporting artists who create music that is simultaneously organic and electronic, transcending genre boundaries in what could be considered a modern extension of the trip hop movement. “As its name suggests, Loci Records is a meeting place, a point of convergence for myself and others who share a similar musical vision,” says Doug. “Its focus is on the crossroads of melodic downtempo, instrumental hip hop, and electronica.”

There are countless undiscovered artists occupying this space, and Emancipator has made it his mission to bring some of them into the spotlight.