Uploaded by none other than Jay-Z as part of the rapper’s “The Blueprint” series, Life + Times gives an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into renowned French duo Justice’s live setup. Just what goes into the making of Justice’s live, electronic-rock opera is explained in engrossing detail by everyone from their audio engineers and lighting technicians, to Xavier and Gaspard themselves. From taking their Marshall amps and lighting rigs on tour, to the precise coordination between the entire Justice team during live shows, the nine minute video is a must-watch for anybody with the slightest sense of admiration for the legendary duo.
What do you get when you combine Southern hip hop, drum & bass and experimental trap? Apparently one of most highly acclaimed sets at Holy Ship! Fresh off their breakout performance aboard the EDM cruise ship, Charlotte-based duo Clicks & Whistles have seemingly been on constant tour, bringing their hybrid bass music to eager audiences across the continent. Their live set from Brooklyn is hard-hitting and diverse, incorporating numerous originals alongside obscure hip-hop remixes and familiar cuts from the like of Diplo and Baauer (whom they closed for on the Ship). Check out the eclectic mix and track-list after the break.
Aspiring producers need all the help they can get, so it pays to listen when a talent like Nicky Romero is talking. The Dutch sensation will be sharing tips and answers via his YouTube channel and Google+ page, so tune in at 1PM EST with your burning questions ready. His class and Q&A session will be accompanied by a live set from Vince Moogin, whose single “Love Me Right” is forthcoming on Romero’s Protocol Recordings imprint.
Update: We’ve embedded the livestream video after the break.
Deadmau5 recently played an intimate secret show for 200 fans at the Sonos Studio in Hollywood. If you didn’t happen to be one of the lucky 200 to attend the show, you can still hear Deadmau5′s full performance if you tune into KCRW at 11:15am PT. Fans not based on the West Coast can still hear the full 90 minute mix on demand later today via KCRW’s website. Have a look at the video above and you’ll see why this is not something you want to miss.
Live 9 is finally on its way. Following a video leak over the weekend, Ableton yesterday unveiled the next generation of its flagship live performance and production software, used by such dance music heavyweights as Daft Punk, Deadmau5, and Skrillex, as well as its new Push hardware controller. Both are slated for an early 2013 release.
What makes Ableton Live so unique? Unlike more traditional DJ software like Traktor and Serato, which offer a maximum of four virtual turntables, Live provides the ability to play a nearly unlimited number of songs, loops, and samples seamlessly in sync. With Live, producers are no longer limited to “pressing play” on their songs’ original mixes during live performance. By creating individual loops of their songs’ various elements (ex. vocals, drums, bass), artists can combine, remix, and even produce new elements on the fly, allowing for a far greater level of improvisation and customizability than traditional DJing.
American transplant Jon Gaiser is arguably one of the most unique and exciting artists to emerge from Berlin’s vaunted techno scene. Although he now calls the German capital (and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus label) home, Gaiser received a steady diet of Detroit techno while growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His old school roots still show in his minimal bass-driven productions and carefully crafted arrangements. Click past the break for more on Jon Gaiser’s stellar set at the 2012 Sonar Festival
We’re live in the studio with Afrojack in Amsterdam right now!
Update: Afrojack had to go to Disneyland, but we are live with Andy Sherman of Shermanlogy!
Update 2: Seems the Internet can’t handle all of Shermanology’s new beats right now, but the Afrojack stream is available to watch on UStream, and below.
We caught a glimpse of Amon Tobin’s live show, ISAM, earlier this year in the desert and were blown away by his visual production. ISAM 2.0 has finally been revealed — and it is bigger and better than ever before. It visually takes the viewer through a physical journey through the last froniter. The Brazilian producer dons an astronaut suit as he transports the audience through his unpredictable lights and sounds. Visual productions of this caliber such as Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live and Deadmau5′s Professional Griefers, only serve to solidify the fact that electronic music is here to stay. Although we do love the intimacy of underground shows, we can only hope that more artists embrace the creation of a comprehensive experience as the rise of electronic music allows more freedom for experimentation. The upgraded 2.0 will be touring this fall, so don’t miss out on a chance to experience his show at least once. Get your tickets here.Posted by
Boys Noize will be launching his first ever live show this fall, an apparent Europe-only tour that will emphasize visuals, lights, and a stage crafted as “The Skull.” The German DJ will be derailing from his usual raw DJ set to bring fans what he promises to be “An unparalleled show which will top anything you´ve seen from him in the past.” The tour will introduce his new album, which will be released on BNR in October, providing the rest of the non-Euro world with music where performance lacks. Look forward to a Boys Noize-filled fall when the man himself brings new music and a new live experience.Posted by
If you haven’t seen Dada Life perform live, let me be the first to tell you, you’re missing out. Between the frenzied crowds, sausage fattened tunes, and unrivaled energy that the duo brings to the stage, their shows are always epic. The good news is, for those who haven’t yet experienced the Dada show, come this Saturday you will no longer have an excuse for retaining your Dada Life virginity.
That’s because the guys are inviting you to their show, from virtually anywhere on Earth—as long as you have a wi-fi connection.
Olle and Stefan have teamed up with G-Technology to offer fans a live webcast of their show at the Queen Club in Paris. All you have to do is “like” the G-Technology Facebook page, and starting at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, you can watch the guys rip it up like never before. Dada Life will surely “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker,” and we suggest that you be there to witness it; we certainly will be.
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