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LIVE DRUM'N'BASS - FEEDBACK NEEDED!

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Mateusz Tromsa
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« on: August 21, 2003, 01:39:45 »

Big up all headz!

Below is a link with a review of Midi Mafia's DnB Live launch party. Read it and let us know what you think about the idea of promoting live drum and bass music...

http://www.henus.co.uk/article_read.asp?id=3

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2003, 18:17:47 »

You know what I think about live DnB - it is essential for someone to catch events like this at least once.  That is what it is all about to confirm to us that the genre truly has real creativity and avenues left to pursue into the future.  

Electronic music is really criticised for not having real instruments, real spontenaity and improvisation, and I think that people like Keiretsu etc really fill in a niche where people can have more of an interactive experience, and where producers can be the musicians that they started off as.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2003, 18:32:07 »

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You know what I think about live DnB - it is essential for someone to catch events like this at least once.  That is what it is all about to confirm to us that the genre truly has real creativity and avenues left to pursue into the future.  

Electronic music is really criticised for not having real instruments, real spontenaity and improvisation, and I think that people like Keiretsu etc really fill in a niche where people can have more of an interactive experience, and where producers can be the musicians that they started off as.


Although I haven't seen many live electronic music acts, by far and away my favourite have been Orbital.  Mainly cos they don't play tracks, but rather a constant mix, and because they always fuck around with each track, make it sound different to the original.  Are there any live DnB artists like this?  So far, they all seem to be track and vocalist based, and, although that sort of thing works well and is entirely credible (especially as it fits within the traditional live music set-up). I personally would like to see a hour long "mix" where they just played their tunes and fucked around with the template.  That sort of act lends itself back to the dancefloor and I think that is the next step, IMO.

Having said that, the London Elektricity LP was excellent, I'd love to see them live.

Sorry if my language is a bit vague, but it's something I wanted to say, even if I can't say it properly.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2003, 19:04:28 »

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Having said that, the London Elektricity LP was excellent, I'd love to see them live.


- I wanna see them, I wanna see them (live).
Like Lata says really.... and if anyone can bring any live d'n'b to Bristol, that'd be pretty amazing too. I've never had any 1st hand experience of live d'n'b, although have heard recordings on radio etc... But did once see the Jungle Drummer (think it was him anyway, it was a long time ago) on stage with Courtney Pine, and that was pretty amazing. I've been dying to see some live stuff for ages, but somehow never quite made it. I don't think it's something that would appeal to absolutely everyone, but IMO there's definately a market for it (ie. me!)  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2003, 20:26:17 »

Hmmm...

I like Johnnie's idea about the continuous mix thing. Personally, i myself am also put off by this electronic artform trying to fit itself into the traditional band setup. I remember seeing Represent live one New Year down at Queen's Square and the vocalist (errr) did my tits in! Very patronising, and i wanted to hear the dirty bass and beats, not her being a Pop Idol.

Alongside Orbital, i would rate the Chemical Bros as a wkd live act. Exactly what you want - tunes u recognise, but hearing them fkd up a bit, or twisted up, or extra bits coming in.

But i really like the idea of the live mix. I know alot of drummers who can play DNB live....i may look into doing a more "downright dirty" set, more hard rolling, nay, even Tech Itch style...than another Kosheen/Breakbeat Era.

Wafflingly yours...

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2003, 22:17:50 »

It'd be fuckin wicked if there was more of a live element in DnB.

But acts like London Electricity and Reprazent don't seem to be financially sustainable because there's not enough content in the music to provide a whole evening's entertainment. You have to sort out so much more, when a crowd'll be pretty much just as happy with just Andy C and a set of decks for 2 hrs. And DnB is designed to be continuous. It's surely a bit pretentious to expect people to be wowed by each jungle tune in isolation.

What would be great in my view would be many more Orbital type live sets. But the sample based nature of the music makes that a bit difficult. But someone like Klute could surely manage it and I think he should give it a try.

Seeing an act like Orbital actually tweaking out the tunes live on the spot is every bit as good as seeing a live band perform, and it's something to behold. You get a lot of it in techno, but it's cause the music's more suitable than DnB in the main.

I heard Klute discussing the possibility of a live set. Bring it on!

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2003, 23:03:43 »

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I heard Klute discussing the possibility of a live set. Bring it on!


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