50 minutes of Jon Hopkins making gritty, gorgeous instrumental music with a whole bunch of Kaoss Pads. If the beginning is too mellow for you, skip to 15:50 where things get real crunchy. His music has shades of Amon Tobin, DJ Shadow or Lorn, but his live performance far outshines anything I’ve ever seen.
I saw this guy open for Prefuse73 a few years ago and he completely stole the show. At the time, I was blown away at how his hands never stopped moving, seeming almost independent of each other. What I’m noticing now is how he never once puts on headphones. Amazing live electronic music like this is the antidote to the button-pressing cynicism of Deadmau5 and his pre-mixed spectacle
via The Kort
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