After 15 years together, French turntable group C2C has released their first LP, “Tetra.” C2C, or Coups2Cross, is comprised of beat gurus 20Syl and DJ Green (of Hocus Pocus) and DJ’s Atom and Pfel (of Beat Torrent). C2C met as teens and have been performing together since, winning (among other things) first place in the DMC World Competition four times in a row, from 2003-2006. C2C achieves their signature sound by recording custom digital samples from vintage instruments and improvising electronic beats in a jazz-rooted performance style. Continue reading →
Check out a live performance by this L.A. – based hip-hop and MPC prodigy Araabmuzik. It starts slow, but right around a minute and a half, he gets into it. There’s another great video of him on The Creators Project, a science-beds-art collaborative website launched in 2010 by processing giant Intel and media empire VICE.
I’m curious to hear some music junkie comments on this one — I enjoyed a heated debate with a friend the other day over whether or not the electronic music performance sector holds second-wing status to the live performance of musical “instruments” …. please, share your thoughts.