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dubstep gigs with musicians

Post by platypusmusic.cn » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:36 am

would like to know your opinions....

are there any dubstep bands around?

we were trying playing live string intruments (viola, erhu) while djjing and i think it sounds fucking great (similar to plasticman's japan)...in the future we will add maybe saxophon and piano

Let me know your experience
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Post by adam mac » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:14 am

I like the sound of that, is there any audio for live dubstep available?
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Post by Littlefoot » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:55 am

ive been toying with the idea of using a drum machine, midi triggers, live instruments, a reverb/delay unit and live reggae drums to create proper electronic infused doomy dub/dubstep/noise type stuff.. just for fun really
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Post by Forensics » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:08 pm

RLF/Bass Clef does a mean trombone accompaniment!
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Post by t-woc » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:33 pm

check a boxcutter show..

http://www.diston.org/images/bc15.JPG

new album is gonna be suppa slap funk step
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Post by baz » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:01 pm

'real instrument' versions of electronic music has problems convincing me to be honest... i've never been into any of the drum n bass bands i've heard, seems quite shortsighted to take a style with its roots in decades of music and freeze frame it in some transient modern state, then play some 'worthy' muso version of it that lacks the freedom and inspiration of the jazz drummers and dub bass players that started the ball rolling, and also hasn't the super tight and super low sound of electronically programmed stuff.

[i don't play slap bass by the way! new album has a lot of treated guitar but it's pretty subtle.]

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Post by baz » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:04 pm

what the first poster mentioned sounds cool by the way, i'd love to do something with a sitar and tabla player, maybe a sax player too.... it'd be important to keep the electronic elements in place though and have the musicians decorating the main beat and bassline.

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Post by t-woc » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:09 pm

baz wrote:'
[i don't play slap bass by the way! new album has a lot of treated guitar but it's pretty subtle.]


you''l never replicate the immense pressure of a supa heavy vinyl cut of a mastered digital production from a live band.. you might get a more entertaining watching/listening experince tho but i agree never seen a drum and bass band who i thought stood out so don't see how i would with a dubstep band

story baz, only jokin bout the slapfunkstep ( i reckon there's a market for it though :roll: )
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Post by seckle » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:17 pm

if you type in "dubstep" on youtube, there's a live band clip.

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Post by juliun_c90 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:38 pm

i think there's a pretty valid and obvious reason why most people operating broadly in this area don't use bands in the studio. this applies live too.

seen so many people with their roots in dance music/electronics fuck up their sound by deciding their live performances should be executed using consummate musicians on organic instruments.

i'm not 100% against the idea as it should be judged on its sound at the end of the day, but i do groan when i read that someone who doesn't need to mess about with their sound has decided a live group's the way forward...

that said we're talking about a form of music with its roots fairly heavily in the dub camp, which afterall was heavily treated versions of what began life as recordings of 'actual' musicians.

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Post by t-woc » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:45 pm

... but compare it to reggae and you'll find a tuff soundsytem selection beats a live band nearly every time.
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Post by baz » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:50 pm

did you see eek a mouse at mantua mick? i thought him and his band were amazing. i reckon you can't really compare a band to a dj set at all. one of the best shows i've been to was scratch perry playing live with mad professor dubbing the whole down at the same time, it was serious!

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Post by mushug » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:07 pm

check this danish band called FUKT, this looks great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f5jY05Q68E

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Post by t-woc » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:13 pm

caught a bit, it was pretty good all right! but i still kill for live soundsystem, aba shanti or any of those roots sounds in session at carnival is hard to beat to me.

on saying that the best gig i was ever at was squarepusher at the essential festival about the time when hard normal daddy came out. fuckin blew my socks off
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Post by chantal » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:19 pm

check BunZer0 sets together with Mr Jo, dubstep and harmonica
Sounds really good! :o

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Post by el sub sta » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRAQENrw6qc

dunno if this has been mentioned

live dubstep band

sounds cool

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Post by Rob H » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:50 pm

Chantal wrote:check BunZer0 sets together with Mr Jo, dubstep and harmonica
Sounds really good! :o
definately! adds loads of soul to the music, phenomenal stuff

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Post by casino addict » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:55 pm

London's Dead Silence Syndicate turn out a very tight live drum 'n' bass show, albeit with quite a punky angle.

Dubstep-wise... Yeah, London heads should look out for Bass Clef's show. Not straight up dubstep but with live instrumentation. His new album is mint.

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Post by platypusmusic.cn » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:58 am

well thanks for the feedback so far...seems to be quite controversial this topic, people have strong opinions ......funny just yesterday i had an argument with a musician when watching them practising the same fucking song for 4 hours and he hit me with his bass in my stomach saying that i know nothing about music and there should shut up...so let's calm down a bit...i just wanted to share some tips and ideas how to realize something cool...and of course the instuments should ADD to the sound and the vibe they should not completely change it..... :twisted:
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