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AKA: Nathan Vain & Emily Fox

Mioli Music
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Of something abstract but perceptible, issue or spread out from a source.

“warmth emanated from the fire”


originate, stem, derive, proceed, spring, issue, emerge, flow.



(Mioli Music // San Francisco)

Emanate (Emily & Nate) fell in love with the mystique of electronic music at an early age. Nathan Vain knew right away what his future passion held when he acquired his first turntables at the age of 17. Emily took a different route starting her journey in the music scene as a musician and then as an organizer/ promoter, this endeavor led to landing Nathan his first residency at a popular after hours spot back in 2001. A few years down the road and a desire for their success growing strong they moved to San Francisco together and started producing music as Emanate.

Nathan enhanced his knowledge of music and the industry working at as a Content Manager, that was followed by a stint interning at the Mothership / Dirtybird labels. He also spent some time at the DJTechTools office working with midi controllers and software.

Emily has developed her understanding of Electronic music culture by producing various events throughout San Francisco over the years. She also spent some time as a member of bands as a songwriter, vocalist and keyboard player. Emily’s next logical step became DJing, as a way to expand her musical talents and performance needs.

Following the path of natural evolution they started up their own label Mioli Music in 2010 (Move It Or Lose It). Since 2010 they’ve released music as Emanate and individually, as well as a few aliases. They have also signed various international artists to Mioli Music.

Both Emanate and Mioli had a breakout year in 2013 when Kollektiv Turmstrasse charted their remixes of Lily Ackerman’s “Africa” and also their remix of Tr-Ack’s “Stay” on Resident Advisor. Being featured, charted and played in DJ sets along with the likes of Stimming, Adriatique, Bonobo and David August was a milestone that validated their hard work and dedication, it also alerted the world of their arrival. A relocation to Berlin in early 2014 helped formulate and solidify their craft and sound. While in Berlin Emanate produced and released their debut album “Alliance” and played their first Live Show. The Alliance album was well received and featured on various music magazine websites and dance music blogs but also recognized by Emanate as an immensely developmental experience. 2016 was a remarkable year in their progression touring Mexico, Ibiza, Bulgaria, Berlin and with festival bookings at BPM, Mountains in the Meadows, Northern Nights and Burning Man. In 2016 they also toured the U.S. performing at famous venues such as TV Lounge, Spy Bar and Members Only (NYC). 2017 has raised the bar even more starting out with an official BPM booking and a strengthening monthly called ‘Vibes’ at the renowned San Francisco club Monarch. In 2017 they also debuted at Movement festival Detroit with the party ‘Move It Or Lose It’ as well as a debut at the world famous club Watergate this past October. Their label Mioli Music released an elegant 5 track EP by the legend Tigerskin with a remix by Emanate mid summer this year receiving warm reception and reviews by Magnetic Magazine & Ibiza Voice.

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