[audio] Duran Duran Duran live in Los Angeles, 22 Nov 2013

Duran Duran Duran made a name for himself as one of the leading breakcore producers in the late 90s and into the new century. However, after his initial explosion of frenetic breaks and hyperspeed rhythms, he’s forged a more dancefloor-freindly style, albeit still packing plenty of pounding drums and thumping bass to turn your innards into mush by the end of the night.

https://soundcloud.com/duranduranduran
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Duran-Duran-Duran/117669818281421

Audio recorded, mixed and mastered by Brian Albers at Humorless Productions.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humorless-Productions/190626074303436?ref=hl
http://www.mixcloud.com/humorlessproductions/

Stereo board mix
Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface
Presonus Studio One 2 for recording
Logic 8 for editing and mixing
Soundtrack Pro for mastering
Macbook Pro

Some of my video of his set here.

this week on Best in Show- Mochipet

mochi cropMochipet has just wrapped up a victorious nationwide tour, which had him on the road since the end of last year.

I’ll be broadcasting the recording I made of his set at The Ruby Room in San Diego on the night of the 3rd of April on this week’s Best in Show.

Over the years, Mochipet has proven to be an artist that’s been difficult to pin down. Starting out in the mid-90s as a laptop idm producer, he’s bounced around between breakcore, mashup, hip hop, dubstep, minimal electronic, unclassifiable (Cuti Sadda…) and every other sub-sub-sub-genre of electronic music that you can imagine.

Nowadays (well, for this tour at least), he was blasting tunes that fit most easily in the style of the boombastic rock/synth/techno hybrid sounds of bands like Daft Punk or Chemical Brothers, and always with his idiosyncratic, distinctive style, making extensive use of marimba and his midi guitar with Kaoss pad (or something to that effect). For this tour, he also was accompanied by a live drummer. Super.

Mochipet live at The Ruby Room, San Diego, 3 April 2013.

Sunday at 4pm west coast time, listen at mixlr.com/humorless-productions

(audio) Tearist live in San Diego, 4 Aug 2012

Sounds like- techno, generally speaking, with a bit of a lo-fi, garage-y edge to it. Songs with a driving beat to them and some occasional squelching synths, but not all aggro. Songs that are not too long and not too short. Woman vocalist, adhering most of the time to a specific melody, but sometimes wandering off into a wailing yelp. She’s definitely a high energy presence who knows how to command a stage. If you need more info on them, check the links below.

mono board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

MacBook Pro

bandcamp myspace FB last.fm wiki twitter

(audio) Daedelus live in LA, 29 March 2012

You’ll encounter a couple dozen styles of electronic music in the course of a Daedelus gig, although generally speaking all of his sample-laden musical excursions are rooted in tried-and-true danceable techno. He’ll throw some hip hop in the mix, some dubstep, some funky disco, some jazzy broken beat, even some occasional idm bleeps and bloops, all set to a 4-to-the-floor thump that’ll keep the masses dancing.

website Soundcloud FB Twitter Last.fm

Stereo board mix 
Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience 
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface 
Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing 
Soundtrack Pro for mastering 
Macbook Pro

(audio) couple of Baseck-related recordings, March 2012, LA

First is a bit of audio from the collab tag-team set between Baseck and Darkmatter luminary Diskore. They were part of the festivities in North Hollywood, Ca at an event which included the return of Low Res mainstay Bombardier and dubstep heavyweight Broken Note. As you might expect in their set, Diskore provided the monstrous beats while Baseck contributed a heavy dose of scratching, various turntablism skills and an occasional gameboy outburst.

Baseck vs Diskore, 16 March 2012, live at Blue Moon Nights, North Hollywood, Ca.

Next up is audio from a collaborative effort between Baseck and LA’s techno monster Derek Michael. As both of their first names are Derek/Derrick, they’ve adopted the designation [D]Squared for their collab sets. Similar in function to the Diskore audio, Baseck provides scratching and other audio accents here, while Derek Michael supplies the musical backbone of charging techno beats, perhaps a notch or two more aggressive than most, comparable to Surgeon or Planetary Assault Systems.

[D]Squared, 29 March 2012, live at Medusa Lounge, Los Angeles.

stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

MacBook Pro

Baseck: website Twitter Bandcamp FB

Diskore: Soundcloud Last.fm

Derek Michael: website Twitter