I get to play with Shawn Rudiman in February. Shawn’s one of those guys that should be more well known in the techno world than he is. I saw him play last year here in Portland and it was a hell of a show. His skills are impressive and the music he plays live is great.
I’ve had quite a few people ask me about my setup and how I play lately. I could have done a video walkthrough but I figured I’d do something different. So, I put together some vectors and type. Check the PDF in link:
A couple weeks ago a played at our local underground spot. It’s a small room, no bar, dark, and cozy. It’s a great place to play because the people that come to the show are there to dance and hear the music. No bullshit.
A lot of this set is freestyled. Almost everything from the TR8, Tb3, and eurorack is done on the fly.
A remix of a song from the band I play in.
New release available on my Bandcamp page
No major issues this time out. Everything went pretty smoothly and people seemed to enjoy the music. After discussing the set with my friend a bit I think I need to slow down and let the parts of my song play out more. I find myself rushing through things because I feel like they get stagnant but in hindsight, I think there is too much changing too quickly. I forget there really should be an element of trance to techno so you have time to get lost in the rhythm.