Native Instruments has presented a brand-new video of Mostly Robot, the all-star band made up of five exceptional artists: Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee.
Conceived by Native Instruments and utilizing an advanced array of NI hardware and software, Mostly Robot played their debut performance at this year’s Sónar Festival in Barcelona to great acclaim.
This new video covers both the actual performance and preparation of the show, blending interviews with exclusive backstage and performance material, and giving viewers the opportunity to witness the birth of this modern supergroup firsthand.
Mostly Robot: Behind the Scenes of Sónar 2012.
Native Instruments also announced further festival appearances of Mostly Robot.
Coinciding with the launch of this video, Native Instruments is also happy to announce new concert dates for Mostly Robot in Europe at the end of the summer, where the band will share stages with the crème-de-la-crème of electronic music. As with their debut show, the live performance will be accompanied by an inventive visual performance by renowned visual collective Pfadfinderei.
September 8th, 2012: Berlin Festival at Night with other acts such as Modeselektor, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinousaurs, Simian Mobile Disco
September 13th, 2012: Electronic Beats Festival Budapest with other acts such as Junior Boys, Nicolas Jaar, Modeselektor
Native Instruments has announced it is offering a chance to win a trip for two people to witness the debut performance of Mostly Robot on June 14th at Sónar Barcelona.
Mostly Robot is a band conceived by Native Instruments, featuring five exceptional musicians who each represent a different area of the company’s musical expertise. The artists – Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee – will perform in a truly ‘live’ format, with each musician playing independently of the other, synced only by the human element. The music will be accompanied by an inventive visual concept from Berlin’s design collective Pfadfinderei.
The lottery is open to everyone, and the winners will enjoy a four day break in Barcelona – featuring flights, accommodation, two full festival passes and a tapas meal with the band.
Native Instruments has unveiled the details behind the upcoming debut performance by Mostly Robot.
Conceived by the music technology company itself, the band is made up of five highly-renowned musicians, each celebrated in their own field: Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee.
Channal Robot: (left to right) Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Mr Jimmy, DJ Shiftee & Jeremy Ellis
Each of these well-known musicians represents a different area of Native Instruments’ expertise – utilizing a vast range of hardware and software in a live band format. On stage, the artists will pioneer a creative interplay between technology and each other’s musical virtuosity, placing themselves in the tradition of inspiring jazz concerts by improvising with each other. Mostly Robot play truly ‘live’– instruments are synced only by the human element, with no MIDI clock or prepared grid obstructing their creativity. What’s more, the Sónar showcase is a rare moment to catch a glimpse of yet unreleased song material from individual band members.
Additionally, the music will be accompanied by an inventive visual concept from Berlin’s design collective Pfadfinderei. Using the note events, controller data and audio material created during the live show, visual elements are developed in real time on screen so the audience can follow the musical wizardry of Mostly Robot.
Native Instruments has introduced Mostly Robot, a collaboration of five musicians bringing creativity and technology live on stage.
Five mystery musicians, each a celebrated cutting-edge performer in their own right, join forces for a world premiere performance at Sónar by Day. Well-known as individuals, this is a rare chance to see five top artists collaborate and create for the first time – ‘Mostly Robot’ is set to deliver the most unique event of the Sónar program.
The band was conceived by Berlin’s music-tech pioneers Native Instruments, and draws from the company’s wide-reaching influence on numerous contemporary and underground music scenes. Although they will fully utilize the Native Instruments arsenal of hardware and software, the group has outgrown its progeny, and is all set to catch fire this summer. ‘Mostly Robot’ pushes the boundaries of the band concept – an electrifying and raucous adventure into the synergy between technology and the creative spark.
Stay tuned for the unveiling of the secret five, and for more details on the Native Instruments Showcase at Sónar 2012.