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He Got His MTV

Ohm64 (and block) user Nicolas Jaar was featured this week on  MTVHive. The video features Nico’s unique soulful sound, and his performances illustrates the growing integration of electronic and traditional instruments. The Ohm64 controlling Ableton Live is the centerpiece of his performance, which has heavy roots in minimal techno and jazz. He also talks about the rise of electronic music in the mainstream. One of my favorite parts of the video is when he talks about how electronic artists use their instruments, “Some people are using these instruments like Al Green is using his voice”. Keep your eyes out for more from Nicolas Jaar, I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from him.

 

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  1. [...] A few decades is a short time in the history of instruments. But something magical is happening: the electronic instrument, the computer, is finally easily shifting into performance scenarios, into improvisation, and into bands. (The performance features Livid’s Ohm64 and Ableton Live, with sax, guitar, and drums, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. See a note on the rig at Livid’s blog.) [...]

  2. [...] A few decades is a short time in the history of instruments. But something magical is happening: the electronic instrument, the computer, is finally easily shifting into performance scenarios, into improvisation, and into bands. (The performance features Livid’s Ohm64 and Ableton Live, with sax, guitar, and drums, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. See a note on the rig at Livid’s blog.) [...]

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