At the end of April, the DJ Techtools team went to the Further Future festival in Nevada, with one goal: to talk to unique DJs, bands, and producers about artistic process. In the first video from this series, we talked with Mike Relm, highly-skilled turntablist, VJ, and current DJ for The Pharcyde. Watch to learn his views on DJ technology, playing with a live rap group, and keeping his DJing style unique.
The West Coast bass scene has been one of the most constantly evolving music worlds in the United States for the last decade, and one of our favorite producers in that world is Portland's EPROM. In today's How I Play video, we got a chance to get an EPROM interview and tour of his live performance setup featuring a DJTT Midi Fighter Pro! Keep reading to see how he uses it alongside Ableton Live.
The Bulgarian live performer and producer KiNK has been on our wishlist for a How I Play interview for years. Videos of him in the studio and at live shows have been incredible to watch, so today we're excited to share this exclusive look at what his current live show is comprised of, and how his gear all works together in one fantastic rig. Click through to watch this behind-the-scenes video.
We've had lots of DJ-oriented How I Play interviews, but today we've got a special treat - Keys N Krates explain their full live band setup, featuring a drum kit, Ableton Live, Serato, and a whole lot of collaborative practice between the three band members. Put it all together and you get awesome live trap music performances, a truly unique experience for the genre of music that is usually full of traditional DJing.
Hamburg-based producer and live performer Stimming is a fantastic studio artist, but he goes above and beyond when playing gigs out on the road. With three powerful tools from Akai, Teenage Engineering, and Moog, he's able to craft a live show that allows him to build on his tracks and create something new in a fun way. Watch our exclusive behind-the-DJ-booth Stimming interview now.
Marc Houle is not a DJ—in fact, he'd be the first to tell you that he's never really learned how to mix beyond fading one track out and another in—but that doesn't mean he can't rock a club. His live show, which he brought to MUTEK's stage a few weeks back in Montreal, consists of little more than Ableton Live, a vocoder, and TK, but his piece de resistance is a special prototype controller made by Livid for a Minus Records tour a few years back. He gave us a look at how it works, and told us about his new album, in today's video interview.
The master of the MPC sat down with Ean for a few minutes after his set for a quick interview during last month’s I Love This City festival after an incredible performance. Triggering every single sound and sample live, AraabMuzik is one of the most versatile pad performers out there – check out what he has […]
A few weeks ago we had a chance to sit down with the Canadian-based dubstep DJ and producer Datsik for an extensive interview. He dropped some great production knowledge in the interview, as well well as discussing how he performs live using Ableton Live, a Launchpad, and a custom mapping for a DJM-900.