Watch Moderat and Jon Hopkins Talk Production, Live Performance, and Visuals
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Electronic Beats' acclaimed Slices video series recently made the switch to a weekly online format—episodes were previously delivered to subscribers on DVD—and the latest installment features a roundtable discussion between electronic heavyweights Moderat and Jon Hopkins. Apparently, the German trio (a collaboration between Modeselektor and Apparat) recently invited UK producer Hopkins to open up for the group in its hometown of Berlin, and Electronic Beats managed to sit down with the four producers for an extended chat before the show. The 10-minute video includes live footage of both Hopkins' and Moderat's performances, and also finds the artists discussing a variety of topics. During the course of the conversation, they touch upon exactly what they like about each other's music, the importance of visuals in a live set, and how their production and performance methodologies differ. Electronic Beats' original post is here, though the video can also be viewed in its entirety below.
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