Article from ‘Discursive Drummer’s Auditory Expedition’
“Music really is, so often, about innovation. The groups and artists that really make an impact on pop culture and become a memorable part of history were innovators. They may create something entirely new, something no one has ever heard before. They may also take an existing concept or idea and present it in a new way. That’s what AFISHAL did with his Visual DJ Rig, the TREMOR. This video explains how it works, so, I won’t delve into that.
The thing I think is really cool about this is that he’s turned the “fall of live music” to his favour. I hear lots of bands complain that you can’t get gigs anymore because no one wants live music. I think it’s that people don’t want that style of live music anymore. They want contemporary Dance music, House, EDM. This guy has created a way to perform those styles of music live. DJs, to me, are in and of themselves great performers, but this is something totally different. Not only is he playing and remixing the sounds live, he’s added an element of musical, rhythmical, and visual performance to it, as well.”