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.”
AFISHAL has taken DJ’ing to a new visual level with the TREMOR. A Visual DJ Rig he pioneered and created in partnership with music giant Roland.
When your normal DJ would just press play, AFISHAL plays every single note live! Remixing both audio and visuals on the spot, producing the most incredible live show. His Visual DJ Show is revolutionising the EDM scene already racking up millions of views on YouTube.
The TREMOR was designed and built by AFISHAL to fill huge stages, yet pack down into just 4 standard suit cases. Making it very cost effective for international clients. The design of this Visual DJ Rig alone is securing AFISHAL headline slots at Tech Festival’s across Asia and features on TV shows around the world including The Gadget Show Live here in the UK. Although he’s a London based Artist, that hasn’t stopped him performing main stage at festivals and clubs across 5 continents, he’s produced shows for huge corporate events filling arenas worldwide and gained a big celebrity following in the process. You’ll also find him at private parties for the likes of Beyonce, Man United and the England Rugby Squad, even Prince Harry got his phone out to film the show. AFISHAL is pioneering a new visual way to DJ and making a big name for himself in the process.
How it Works
The AFISHAL DJ Drums are the original and currently the only DJ Drums in the world. They give AFISHAL the ability to remix and perform music live, in the most visual and energetic way ever seen on stage. AFISHAL takes over from your DJ and performs his own remixes of commercial dance tracks with big EDM drops, playing every part of his remixes live. When he strikes each pad it lights up and triggers a pre-programmed sound and graphic. The music you can hear is reflected in the mesmerising visual show produced by AFISHAL. Allowing audiences to not only hear the music, but actually see it being created and performed in front of their eyes.
The visuals can be played on a custom projection screen built onto the back of the Rig or they can be played through any venues screens/LED walls or projectors. Custom content can be created upon request and added into the show. Graphics, animations, logos and slogans can all be created to your brief by our in house Graphic Designer.
The Visual DJ Rig is made up of thousands of programmable LED’s giving AFISHAL the ability to have any pattern or image display on or across the drums. The LED’s can be set to any colour code to match any events colour scheme.You also have the option to add his Singer or MC to hype up the crowd. Singing the vocals live and keeping everyone jumping, it really does boost every show!
We create custom shows in house to fulfil a clients vision. Music and graphics are produced in our studio and performed completely live on stage by AFISHAL using his Visual DJ Rig, the TREMOR! Whether you’re looking for a Big Show Opener to launch an event or a Bespoke Music & Video Track to promote a product, AFISHAL can offer this like no other Artist in the world.
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“You’re act is absolutely brilliantly timed, you’re like a showman. I really, really like it and I really, really like you.”
– Simon Cowell
“While he might not be a household name like Steve Aoki, AFISHAL with his Visual DJ Rig is probably the most mind-blowing act you will ever see on stage.”
– DJ Mag 2015
“Dude those DJ Drums are sick, are you making those to sell. We need to meet up soon.”
– DJ Fresh
“WOWSA! Check out my mate Afishal! Taking live club percussion to the next level! I’m gonna be out of the job.”
– Danny Howard Radio 1 DJ
“You’ve just revolutionised performing live music Fish.”
– Abz 5ive
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AFISHAL offers 6 energetic high powered visual drumming shows. His shows cater for all kinds of events, including bespoke packages with custom content created for your event. To find out more about the shows and AFISHAL’s availability contact us below.