What the Word “live” Means

As a teacher of music I ponder this a lot: how live does it have to be to be live?  Most post-vinyl DJ’s set the bar kind of low.  Aphex Twin was said to sometimes press play and lay down on a couch.

Skrillex is trying to change that.

“I’m going from a 175-bpm drum and bass track to a 128-bpm electro track within a song from each other, and that’s really versatile for what I’m doing,” he explained. “I want to challenge myself more with the live show, not only in terms of great production but actually contributing to what the word ‘live’ means.

Great read by MTV News on Skrillex.

Author: Will Kuhn

I teach music technology to high schoolers. I do some other stuff too. @willkuhn on Twitter.

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