We’re in an age of electronic music where the live set is almost as common as (and arguably much more prestigious than) the DJ set, like a stamp of quality it states you are an artist and not just a DJ. Watching an artist break down and rebuild musical elements in real time offers an alternate layer of creativity to the time honoured art of mixing and selection – live sets are unique with each performance, pivotal moments occur both from creative intention and mistake making; a one time experience entirely for artist and fan to share together.
Bonobo is well known for his eclectic style - hard to pin to one genre he takes influences from UK Bass music to world music. His forthcoming album ensures he’ll be a favourite for some time.
Rebuild (A Guy Called Gerald and 808 State's Graham Massey)
Godfathers of British Acid House and Rave scenes team up and continue to teach the truth to the youth, showing them how its done with a live acid set. Over 20 years of touring and raving has not slowed these two down, nor has it marred the quality of their performance.
This shining star of New York has attained interest and fandom from scenes as sparse as psychedelic rock to underground electronic - his live sets are the proof of what a stand out musician and act Nicolas Jaar is.
With his latest album due for imminent release and a busy tour schedule ahead, the world of leftfield electronic dance music has Max’s name on their lips and his music in their ears. Here he is laying down some harder Techno sounds live at Awakenings in Holland.
The legendary and talented Redshape has a style similar to the early days of The Prodigy and heavy influence from the current Berlin scene.