For many producers an important way to express themselves is to perform live. We've seen many producers over the years go from simply doing DJ sets to expanding their show to include live instrumentation. You can't really compare a DJ set to a live performance due to the fact that one involves the artist playing their music while the other involves sharing a collection of tracks, some of which may not be theirs. In the case with Detroit Swindle, they decided to dig out much of their home studio to take with them to Dour Festival in Belgium and the finished product is a brilliantly crafted live performance.
It's always invigorating to watch artists show us what talents they have. The music they produce is quality, there's no doubt about that, but when we can actually see them at work, we know we're witnessing something special. They've even added a third member, Lorenz Rhode on vocals and keys, adding more depth to the show and a nice touch. We've got our fingers crossed for a live tour in the works, so watch this space for more news coming soon.
Watch the video below to see how they've constructed their live set-up.