This upload is a bit of fun. Looking back at how I started with some cringe level 100 content :)
I still have the flu which totally sucks but I dug out this video from the depths of my HD to keep you all entertained while I rest up.
Apologies for the lack of uploads but when your coughing every minute and not sleeping for 5 days, you got other things on your mind.
Anyway enough of my disgusting virus. This vid is going right back to one of my first ever Launchpad performances, before I knew about light shows or even how to use USER 1 mode..haha. I recorded this back in 2014. I used my Girlfriends DSLR at the time which could only give me 6 minutes of filming before over heating, very handy.
I hope I have improved since I did this and my skills have got a little better, only a little better tho.
Infact I still use this performance style for DJing in clubs to this day. Its very flexible and allows me to perform mashups and integrate other live elements without too much fuss. Plus in a club no one can see you perform because your in a DJ booth and club goers rarely care how you perform, just that you play the music they want to hear.
I do still actually have the Launchpad Classic but I sold the AKAI APC 20, kinda regret doing that now, it was a tank.
Finally I am contemplating a shift in focus on this channel away from pure Launchpad Covers and Mashups into perhaps daily or 2 - 3 day a week production based content. I have been enjoying putting out my production videos as of late and sound design / producing tracks is my true passion. I would look to film each completed production as a live LP performance with all the light shows etc. My current Studio Time series is a test on this concept but I might just go for it anyway. This community is awesome and I think it would be cool to produce then perform my own music for you guys. I would love to know what you all think.
Tracks used -
1 - Daydream by Fareoh - http://soundcloud.com/edm/fareoh-daydream-edmcom-exclusive
2 - The Dance Floor Is Yours by Hardwell and W&W - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtXdP102d4o
3 - Azul by Hasse De Moor - https://soundcloud.com/hasse-de-moor/hasse-de-moor-azul-original-mix
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I put out a radio show called PushAllTheButtons on Pure107fm at 7pm GMT, Saturdays, bi-weekly and Utter Radio 7 - 8pm GMT Bi-weekly, Saturdays.
Tune in for some live Launchpad mashups from Techno to Dance, House, Jackin House, Tech House and more!
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