It became clear that we were limited by our own disability to hold a groove the way we wanted for more than eight or 16 bars,” admits Bangalter. “Something we love about disco is the idea of playing the same groove over and over again—your brain can tell it’s not a sample that’s being replayed.
…For a lot of DJs, [DJing] their main source of income, so they’ll do what works, ‘cause otherwise they don’t get booked. So they don’t take risks. But he was talking about how, like, in the Panorama Bar in Berlin, for example, and in Plastic People when it first started in London, and in Low End Theory [in L.A.], people would come in and play what the fuck they wanted, and they would switch styles, and that’s the whole point!
Tell me this isn’t the sexiest remix to In For The Kill…. ever.
Source: SoundCloud / djsavannah
So I came across an article a few months ago that pretty much entertained the thought that we’ve peaked dance music in 2012. It broadly asks what the next big trend will be after dubstep. The womp is still there, it just isn’t the “it thing” now. Trap sort of seems to be - but even that seems to be fading a bit. If you ask me we (DJs) just need to start pushing the sounds that make us (DJs) move again.
At this point, everyone knows EDM is out there, and it comes in different flavors. So in my humble opinion, I feel like the time to play the shit you like is now. I like funky beats and hard bass, so my sets consist of alot of nu-skool breaks (think dubstep with / electro with a breakdancey beat) and the occasional sampling of retro-funk and old-school hip-hop.
I suppose it may be easier said than done if you’re trying to be a number one DJ in a huge club (which seems to involve alot of giving into the crowd really), but my formula’s been working for me, and I feel like its becoming more of a scenario where the thing that really separates us DJs/performers is the experience we provide our fans. Take them on a journey that keeps them dancing form start to finish.
Whether said journey consists of you mixing brain-melting drop with the Beatles, or 808-ridden reggae vox - or hell - annoying moombah air-horns over Milli Vanilli… we just need to get bitches dancing again.
…Bitches love to dance.
“Moldover is one of the leading champions of ‘coloring outside of the lines’ to perform and create electronic music…” …well fucking said.
I was talking to someone the other day about many EDM music videos usually just have the artist dancing around and ghostfading and sluts slutting it up. Zero meaning. Then this video came to mind.
A little NSFW, but IMO this is way more appealing (and meaningful) than those videos where the artist/DJ sluts it up for five minutes. Anyway, these guys are based in the UK.
Sidenote: I actually got the green light from a record company to to film a music video to one of my all-time favorite tracks, Regurgitator - My Ego (Dan F 12” Remix). Such a funky banger. I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE online but that track is like the theme song of my life.
It’s going to have to wait until I’m ready ($$$$) and most likely after I film a few (viral?) videos for my tracks… whenever I decide to get around to that.
Humble, inspiring and innovative approach to lighting live performances.
For a little TLDR:
3:35 actually hit home with me. Certain venues have specific acoustics that may not agree with the sounds I’m trying to want to push that night; so I’ve gone as far as to use equalizer VSTs to whatever I’m outputting to compensate for certain venues / lack of equipment. The idea actually came to me during a house party where all I had was one speaker that needed a little more “bite”.
This is the future of live music performances for me. Although a bit much, the level of creativity and interactivity is unparalleled. This is the stuff that gives me ideas for my ensembles.
I’d love to see more local DJs embracing this direction of performing / mixing music.