So, I’m doing a bit of an experiment with the music for the new album. I have a gig next Saturday, and I’m going to play almost 100% new music, that has never been performed live before. I’m made a shortlist of the candidates for the album and will play these live at the gig, to test drive them and see if they’re album worthy.
I’ve gone even one step further with this week’s Bandcamp release R.A.W. 23_07 – Goose as Duck. This track isn’t even really finished yet, but I set myself today as a deadline to have it in a state where I can jam it live, so it’s going into the set-list for next week’s gig….anything can happen!
Check out the rough mix up on Bandcamp. I’ll post my live performance of it next weekend.
Some live jamming on one of the classics – here’s my version of Laurent Garnier‘s – Man with the Red Face. There was no sax-man available so the Roli Seaboard has had to fill in (that’s the black keyboard paddy thing!). Check out the live Facebook video below:
10 tracks hand-picked from the 10,000 September releases
A mixed bag this month ranging from some darker techno, right through to something a little disco (almost). Check out Last Night by Beni, Prince Terrence, something about it just grabbed me, so it had to go into the mix, albeit a little different to the rest of the tracks.
And finally, I have got around to doing my very first live Facebook feed. These will be coming out monthly from now on, and will replace the Pottz Panned videos I used to put out before. The concept, though, is the same, to be honing my live set by putting out videos in real ‘LIVE’ settings. You don’t get too much more real than posting live to Facebook. Click the gif alongside to play on Youtube (https://youtu.be/t_ViBFpOsTM).
Yes I know, the 15th of the month has come and gone and there has been no Pottz Panned – the monthly live video of one of my tracks.
Well, I have a very valid excuse reason this month. I have decided that from now on my monthly videos will be streamed live on Facebook Live Video. Sure you will lose the high quality 3 camera edits that you have grown used to, and the various other video gimmickry I’ve deployed before, but it will be 100% LIVE.
It was always my intention with these monthly videos to have a forum for ongoing improvement of my live material, with the intention to get some live gigs. Well, it’s time to really put it out there.
I’m just waiting for the delivery of a little piece of hardware that will ensure that the sound quality is good…and I’ll get July’s post out there (at this stage I’m thinking of posting it live to the Tech House Australia FB Group…maybe some more international sites thereafter.
Here’s little tester I did (with sub-par quality…audio gizmo still en route).
Or here on Facebook.
My very talented friend, Cynthia Sciberras, has just launched YOKE Magazine (“A print magazine believing in the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.”)
Get the magazine now. It’s beautiful.
And I had the privilege of playing some tunes at the launch party. I had great fun chilling out my normal live set to be more suitable for sundowners on a Sydney terrace.
Also, I wrote 3 new tracks for the occasion, all with a jazzy vibe – much piano abounds. I’ll have studio mixes of those 3 tracks out by the end of January, so watch this space. In the meantime, here’s a little taster of the new tunes from the YOKE Magazine launch.
After many weeks of preparation, I got my first live set delivered in early December. Much thanks to the online community for all the assistance in getting things working, most notably the great advice you can get from Tom Cosm.
This was a rather humble beginning, but marks quite a milestone for the Steve Pottz live shows. Much has been learnt along the way and I have a very clear idea about what will be coming out in 2014…watch this space.