***I cannot for the life of me get the format of this post to work so that the pics are all lined up so I apologise!***
Last Saturday I managed to get to see a (free) show by Cut Chemist here in Austin. I had never seen cut Chemist so was chuffed to get to see him-it was a deadly show.
The night was very fun-filled with great tunes, hot weather, some mates and cold beer. What more could you ask for?
The night started with two local DJs and a live act.
The first DJ was NickNack who also performs with his band BLAZE and runs Crowd Control Records. His set was nicely done and certainly set the tone for the rest of the night.
This photo is of Nick Nack and Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse who were one of the sponsors of the show. Thanks guys.
Up next was DJ Mel who played a great set with a lively selection of hip-hop and dancehall.
After that were Supercontinet. I was pleasantly surprised as live electronica can be hard to pull off but these guys did it very well. They had my head bopping along nicely.
Finally we had Cut Chemist. I dunno-the skills involved in making music like this guy does are something else. Of course there must be a lot of practice that goes into it but really to get there you just gotta feel it and this guy does. A few times the mixing was out of synch but that (to me) is to be expected and the way I see (hear) it the music and sounds are most important.
To top off the excellent sounds that we had, once the sun went down we had a visual show to go along with Cut Chemist and I enjoyed that element too as you don't see it too often here. Back home in Ireland we got to see it more.
There was a booth there for Livid displaying their visual mixing technology but I am not sure if thats what was being used.
I couldn't get a good picture of the visuals but here is the visuals dude!
You can see what it looks like here.
I gotta give a few shout outs here 'cos I enjoyed meeting some cool people at the show.
Russ from MusicNMind. These guys wer part of the crew putting this show together also. Cheers for checking in me with Russ mate-appreciated. I hope to try and do some CubikMusik stuff with these guys at some stage as I am into their tunes and philosophy.
AT&T http://www.att.net/ did sponsor the show also so fair dues to them for getting involved in providing quality free tunes in a city that has music going on in all corners.
So-there was a none to subtle hint dropped that later on in the summer we can expect to see DJ Spooky doing a free show also so I for one am there. If you are in Austin and wanna meet and have a beer send me an email.