• Mike

    It’s cool and all, but Skrillex and Pretty Lights have equally impressive if not better DJ booths. Just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/MOYMA MOYMA

    if you dj you get to do in all sorts of places…would anyone really turn down having a booth like that..even just for a night. AMon Tobin’s has a ton sound design in his music and the visual element just bring of that out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/royaldust Diego Pullano

    Ah Crap!!

    I thought i was building the most amazing dj booth :((

  • http://www.facebook.com/royaldust Diego Pullano

    Ah Crap!!

    I thought i was building the most amazing dj booth :((

  • Anonymous

    bring back the warehouse rave!  man, thank god he’s doing it instead of me cause I’d just want to jump out the booth and space out…like damn i’m missing the show;)

  • Anonymous

    bring back the warehouse rave!  man, thank god he’s doing it instead of me cause I’d just want to jump out the booth and space out…like damn i’m missing the show;)

  • MrSteve81

    Looks cool, I just wish I could get into his music.

  • MrSteve81

    Looks cool, I just wish I could get into his music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinkadoll Lauren DeRossette

    I think this is awesome!!! It is 2 different forms of ART combined to make something mind blowing, unique, and straight up Beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinkadoll Lauren DeRossette

    I think this is awesome!!! It is 2 different forms of ART combined to make something mind blowing, unique, and straight up Beautiful!

  • Hoax719

    I don’t think simplicity with a set is a thing of the past i just think a lot of DJs are just advancing the visuals of their sets because they thinking its cool and that’s the direction they want to go and entertain. I mean if anyone has seen skrillex live you would see that he packs crowds and has a $100 M-audio trigger finger, a MAC and a badass mixer and that’s it! He just uses his music and his own antics as the entertainment and let me tell you it works.

    Simplicity can still be a part of the DJing experience and set its just all in the artists and how they want to be perceived. 

  • Hoax719

    I don’t think simplicity with a set is a thing of the past i just think a lot of DJs are just advancing the visuals of their sets because they thinking its cool and that’s the direction they want to go and entertain. I mean if anyone has seen skrillex live you would see that he packs crowds and has a $100 M-audio trigger finger, a MAC and a badass mixer and that’s it! He just uses his music and his own antics as the entertainment and let me tell you it works.

    Simplicity can still be a part of the DJing experience and set its just all in the artists and how they want to be perceived. 

  • Brodyisms

    now this is how you use max4live! absolutely epic

  • Brodyisms

    now this is how you use max4live! absolutely epic

  • http://www.facebook.com/piopro James ‘Pioneer’ Burkill

    I think most people are missing the point to this is a live tour piece not a club, and yes we want to get to grips with that tech but really, I bet 90% of this blogs readership will be bedroom and working DJs that play clubs so including every sat we ain’t likely to be carring a stage and a  VJrig in our gig bags and have no need for that. pesonally James Zabiela and his gig bag vid was class as that is as real as it gets for me it’s about the club and the DJ in the club that makes you dance to music….I’ve worked clubs that have visuals but the punters take no notice it’s drink & dance this is about amon’s music not his djing…  

  • http://www.facebook.com/piopro James ‘Pioneer’ Burkill

    I think most people are missing the point to this is a live tour piece not a club, and yes we want to get to grips with that tech but really, I bet 90% of this blogs readership will be bedroom and working DJs that play clubs so including every sat we ain’t likely to be carring a stage and a  VJrig in our gig bags and have no need for that. pesonally James Zabiela and his gig bag vid was class as that is as real as it gets for me it’s about the club and the DJ in the club that makes you dance to music….I’ve worked clubs that have visuals but the punters take no notice it’s drink & dance this is about amon’s music not his djing…  

  • Wunderman4

    This reminds me of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    some guys house

  • Wunderman4

    This reminds me of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    some guys house

  • Steven Walker

    when you go to his site, he has some amazing videos of how he takes a clip of lightbulbs clinking together, and then does some sort of malnip process to it where he can play it like an instrument on a synth. also he has some sort of soft controller that is just awesome.

  • Steven Walker

    when you go to his site, he has some amazing videos of how he takes a clip of lightbulbs clinking together, and then does some sort of malnip process to it where he can play it like an instrument on a synth. also he has some sort of soft controller that is just awesome.

  • Dennis Parrott

    KidHack wonders about the direction of DJTT because of covering the production design for Amon Tobin’s tour. Hmmm. Why?

    I don’t have a problem with covering stuff like this. Just because I’m a mobile DJ who slings tunes to get people dancing and having a good time doesn’t mean I’m not interested in something like this. Sure, I don’t make enough on a mobile gig to justify this kind of amazement in a DJ booth, …

    BUT… I do find it inspiring. 

    If you are willing to write this off so quickly I think you risk cutting yourself off from any possible inspiration you might be able to take from it. If I did lighting for my gigs (I don’t) I think I could take a ton of inspiration from what Amon was doing with that setup.

    Moreover, as a certifiable “old guy” (when I was a kid, Motown was contemporary music from my city!) I find it hard sometimes to warm up to  EDM. I don’t really follow that scene so to see something downright awesomely inspiring and to hear a few clips of his music (interesting!) was a great break from the “day job”.

    No, if you’re taking a poll, mark me down as wanting more of these sorts of things. In fact, it would be really interesting to do a series focusing on somebody’s upcoming tour — how it came together, fell apart, what the musical focus was, etc. Sort of like an “inside the DJ locker room” kind of thing. I’d like to know what went into Carl Craig’s last tour, wouldn’t you?

    Great piece!

  • Dennis Parrott

    KidHack wonders about the direction of DJTT because of covering the production design for Amon Tobin’s tour. Hmmm. Why?

    I don’t have a problem with covering stuff like this. Just because I’m a mobile DJ who slings tunes to get people dancing and having a good time doesn’t mean I’m not interested in something like this. Sure, I don’t make enough on a mobile gig to justify this kind of amazement in a DJ booth, …

    BUT… I do find it inspiring. 

    If you are willing to write this off so quickly I think you risk cutting yourself off from any possible inspiration you might be able to take from it. If I did lighting for my gigs (I don’t) I think I could take a ton of inspiration from what Amon was doing with that setup.

    Moreover, as a certifiable “old guy” (when I was a kid, Motown was contemporary music from my city!) I find it hard sometimes to warm up to  EDM. I don’t really follow that scene so to see something downright awesomely inspiring and to hear a few clips of his music (interesting!) was a great break from the “day job”.

    No, if you’re taking a poll, mark me down as wanting more of these sorts of things. In fact, it would be really interesting to do a series focusing on somebody’s upcoming tour — how it came together, fell apart, what the musical focus was, etc. Sort of like an “inside the DJ locker room” kind of thing. I’d like to know what went into Carl Craig’s last tour, wouldn’t you?

    Great piece!

  • Santiagoparamo

    Beautiful and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing this guys. Keep it up!

  • Santiagoparamo

    Beautiful and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing this guys. Keep it up!

  • http://twitter.com/yugen yugen

    Do we know whether he’d doing anything besides pressing play in iTunes?

    Pretty, yes, but it looks like a pre-recorded light show to me.

  • http://twitter.com/yugen yugen

    Do we know whether he’d doing anything besides pressing play in iTunes?

    Pretty, yes, but it looks like a pre-recorded light show to me.

    • Asdf

      I feel bad for you man… you’re putting so much emphasis on what is doing it that you are missing how amazing IT is.

    • Asdf

      I feel bad for you man… you’re putting so much emphasis on what is doing it that you are missing how amazing IT is.

  • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

    posts like this make me wonder about the direction of this site. sure the amon tobin’s booth is awesome and i love his music (amon’s set at symbiosis 2009 was mind blowing). i’ve even shared the youtube link over the last few days before it hit here, but it really has little to do with digital DJing and the focus of this site. i mean plastikman’s, or daft punk’s or chemical brothers’, or any other cash fueled stage lighting is probably pretty fucking epic. even the simplicity of massive attack’s last stage setup was awesome, but are we now going to focus on how DJs should VJ rather than focusing on the music? it seems these days all the biggest acts can’t get by without have some gimmicky, visuals on acid style set anymore. even groups like shpongle (who has super trippy music, but never had super trippy and expensive visuals) and vitalic are going the route of having some crazy visual set to accompany their relatively basic CD DJing. it’s like las vegas strip up in here. the focus is moving away from artists having to actually perform to some automated visual experience created by a removed graphics agency. pass me the acid and i’ll turn up ISAM on my speakers at home to create my own visual experience.

  • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

    posts like this make me wonder about the direction of this site. sure the amon tobin’s booth is awesome and i love his music (amon’s set at symbiosis 2009 was mind blowing). i’ve even shared the youtube link over the last few days before it hit here, but it really has little to do with digital DJing and the focus of this site. i mean plastikman’s, or daft punk’s or chemical brothers’, or any other cash fueled stage lighting is probably pretty fucking epic. even the simplicity of massive attack’s last stage setup was awesome, but are we now going to focus on how DJs should VJ rather than focusing on the music? it seems these days all the biggest acts can’t get by without have some gimmicky, visuals on acid style set anymore. even groups like shpongle (who has super trippy music, but never had super trippy and expensive visuals) and vitalic are going the route of having some crazy visual set to accompany their relatively basic CD DJing. it’s like las vegas strip up in here. the focus is moving away from artists having to actually perform to some automated visual experience created by a removed graphics agency. pass me the acid and i’ll turn up ISAM on my speakers at home to create my own visual experience.

    • Johnnyfiasco

      Oh please.. This sort of attitude is juvenile at best. Its really just taking a negative stand point for no reason I can fathom. The visuals enhance the music and the experience, and adds an extra level of creativity to the performance.

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        ya. i may have trolled a bit, but i think the article does lack insight into the subject. they should provide a more in depth discussion regarding visuals and DJs. 

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        ya. i may have trolled a bit, but i think the article does lack insight into the subject. they should provide a more in depth discussion regarding visuals and DJs. 

    • Johnnyfiasco

      Oh please.. This sort of attitude is juvenile at best. Its really just taking a negative stand point for no reason I can fathom. The visuals enhance the music and the experience, and adds an extra level of creativity to the performance.

    • electroself

      I think is valid as a projection for one’s future as a musician and entertainer. Can’t you imagine yourself working with MIDI and some visuals software and take your DJing one step forward towards what you can see at these artists live perfomance? Don’t you need some inspiration or dreams? Or maybe you are planning to spend your life reading articles (Ean, no offense)…
      Take these as a lesson of what the industry is evolving into if you plan to be a mainstream DJ or at least make the same money they make.

    • electroself

      I think is valid as a projection for one’s future as a musician and entertainer. Can’t you imagine yourself working with MIDI and some visuals software and take your DJing one step forward towards what you can see at these artists live perfomance? Don’t you need some inspiration or dreams? Or maybe you are planning to spend your life reading articles (Ean, no offense)…
      Take these as a lesson of what the industry is evolving into if you plan to be a mainstream DJ or at least make the same money they make.

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        i definitely have inspirations and dreams. i have a feeling everyone on this blog has those since reading and educating yourself as well as joining a community based on your passions is a great way at making those dreams more a reality. 

        i’m not sure the industry really is evolving toward this since i think it’s always been a trend that as artists get bigger, usually their stage budgets do too. i mentioned in another reply that pink floyd is a great example of this. once they started playing arenas they added huge projections, blow up stage props, and pyrotechnics in the 1970s. now that digital producers (and DJs) are getting bigger, they usually take one of 3 routes (or a combo). 1, they add visual elements to their stage presence. 2, they add more live elements to their set. 3, they stay the same. 

        the thing is, i’m not saying any of this is bad. i love visuals. i used do visuals for raves and my best friend does them for huge concerts. my other buddy designed the light up triangle rigging around daft punk’s pyramid. i’ve never left a visually stimulating show and wished they had less visuals. it definitely doesn’t make the performer a better performer. i didn’t leave the daft punk concert thinking they were fucking awesome after i saw their jaw dropping visual performance, i thought they were fucking awesome cause their set was fantastic. it’s all part of the show and that’s great. 

        but what this article as a news and industry blog doesn’t address is how this is news. why is it important? it’s seldom that DJTT just reposts youtubes with no real explanation about them or some sort of insight into the relevance of the subject. the technologies and ideas involved in amon tobin’s stage set aren’t new. if we’re going to talk about his, let’s talk about others. let’s look at the history of DJ lighting, from the club to the rave to the concert hall. how is it changing? how can small DJs incorporate visuals into their performances? etc…

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        i definitely have inspirations and dreams. i have a feeling everyone on this blog has those since reading and educating yourself as well as joining a community based on your passions is a great way at making those dreams more a reality. 

        i’m not sure the industry really is evolving toward this since i think it’s always been a trend that as artists get bigger, usually their stage budgets do too. i mentioned in another reply that pink floyd is a great example of this. once they started playing arenas they added huge projections, blow up stage props, and pyrotechnics in the 1970s. now that digital producers (and DJs) are getting bigger, they usually take one of 3 routes (or a combo). 1, they add visual elements to their stage presence. 2, they add more live elements to their set. 3, they stay the same. 

        the thing is, i’m not saying any of this is bad. i love visuals. i used do visuals for raves and my best friend does them for huge concerts. my other buddy designed the light up triangle rigging around daft punk’s pyramid. i’ve never left a visually stimulating show and wished they had less visuals. it definitely doesn’t make the performer a better performer. i didn’t leave the daft punk concert thinking they were fucking awesome after i saw their jaw dropping visual performance, i thought they were fucking awesome cause their set was fantastic. it’s all part of the show and that’s great. 

        but what this article as a news and industry blog doesn’t address is how this is news. why is it important? it’s seldom that DJTT just reposts youtubes with no real explanation about them or some sort of insight into the relevance of the subject. the technologies and ideas involved in amon tobin’s stage set aren’t new. if we’re going to talk about his, let’s talk about others. let’s look at the history of DJ lighting, from the club to the rave to the concert hall. how is it changing? how can small DJs incorporate visuals into their performances? etc…

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        totally forgot to mention the new trend of music video / DVD DJing.

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        totally forgot to mention the new trend of music video / DVD DJing.

    • Dual Citizen

      Artists are making less and less money of music sales and have to rely more and more on live performance to earn a living. But when they’re charging $40 and up for a live show, the audience – I think rightly – expects to see something special. A guy standing behind two CDJs isn’t going to cut it these days, especially with all the advances in technology. 

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        I dunno. I feel like amon tobin has always cut it. his shows are usually pretty amazing. 

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        I dunno. I feel like amon tobin has always cut it. his shows are usually pretty amazing. 

        • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

          then again, he’s usually not CD DJing. 

        • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

          then again, he’s usually not CD DJing. 

    • Dual Citizen

      Artists are making less and less money of music sales and have to rely more and more on live performance to earn a living. But when they’re charging $40 and up for a live show, the audience – I think rightly – expects to see something special. A guy standing behind two CDJs isn’t going to cut it these days, especially with all the advances in technology. 

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      we posted this video because it was inspiring and suggestive of new trends in live dj performance. I think what you are missing, and quite accurately, was a deeper look into the technology and ways to use it your self.  Fair enough- once we emerge from this operations trench that I currently reside, new articles will once again get my full focus. 

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      we posted this video because it was inspiring and suggestive of new trends in live dj performance. I think what you are missing, and quite accurately, was a deeper look into the technology and ways to use it your self.  Fair enough- once we emerge from this operations trench that I currently reside, new articles will once again get my full focus. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/xdubbaxbubbax Stephen Dub Bub Almada

      you dont get it at all!

    • http://www.facebook.com/xdubbaxbubbax Stephen Dub Bub Almada

      you dont get it at all!

    • B3nz0n8

      You’re right. I long for velvet curtains at High School dances that left us slack-jawed and speechless…..man, those were the days.

    • B3nz0n8

      You’re right. I long for velvet curtains at High School dances that left us slack-jawed and speechless…..man, those were the days.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tinkadoll Lauren DeRossette

      It is just a combination of 2 different forms of ART. Like I said in my post….. it is all beautiful!!! And it is beautiful sober and without the acid :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/tinkadoll Lauren DeRossette

      It is just a combination of 2 different forms of ART. Like I said in my post….. it is all beautiful!!! And it is beautiful sober and without the acid :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.lawson Vincent Lawson

      I have seen the show here in Brussels last friday… That was absolutely awesome, and as far as I am concerned, this is a huge step forward. I don’t know if you have seen this, but this was much more than shallow videos, the whole “sculpture” was synchronized to the music, giving an atual shape to it… It reminded me Autechre’s Ganz Gaft video, but this time, it was nearly alive!!!! It is definately inspiring, and if a composer can give an actual abstract shape to his music, this will definately change the music itself as well.

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        i can’t wait to see it. the trailer looks amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrisred Christopher Spiffy Smith

      if you didnt notice, amon didnt do any of that visual. It was a team working with him and his music. Its called taking new music technology to new heights, which is exactly what this website is about. No one said be a VJ, its about collaborating with artists of different crafts to create a true sensory experience.

      • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

        i watched both videos and i fully understand amon didn’t do the visuals… therefore i’m not sure how this is “music technology”. as far as visual and performance technology, i think this is amazing and paired up with his new album and previous songs, will be even more amazing live. i’ve heard awesome reviews and i’m stoked. whether it’s new heights or not, is debatable. I’m not sure how syncing a visual performance to a set playlist is anything new or if it’s even DJing… then again, i’m not sure if that’s important to this blog. was should be important is that this blog doesn’t just repost videos that are “cool”, but rather add insight and relativity sparking conversation. it helps the reader relate to the subject and maybe inspires us to do such collaborations (which may or may not be backed by large record labels) that do create true sensory experiences.

  • 1878blues

    must cost serious wedge tha

  • 1878blues

    must cost serious wedge tha

  • B3nz0n8

    “Whoa….”

  • B3nz0n8

    “Whoa….”

  • Anonymous

    Etienne de Crecy is kicking himself right now ;P

  • Anonymous

    Etienne de Crecy is kicking himself right now ;P

    • http://www.facebook.com/royaldust Diego Pullano

      hahaha seriously

    • http://www.facebook.com/royaldust Diego Pullano

      hahaha seriously

  • procrastinator

    Also a very amazing installation:

    http://vimeo.com/18888136

  • procrastinator

    Also a very amazing installation:

    http://vimeo.com/18888136

  • morpha

    Off to see Amon next Saturday in London.
    Anyone else going to the Roundhouse gig?

  • morpha

    Off to see Amon next Saturday in London.
    Anyone else going to the Roundhouse gig?

    • Dry Zero

      I am going on the Friday, best check your ticket!

    • Dry Zero

      I am going on the Friday, best check your ticket!

      • morpha

        You’re right, friday it is.
        Could of sworn it was Saturday at 7am this morning!

      • morpha

        You’re right, friday it is.
        Could of sworn it was Saturday at 7am this morning!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651530188 Joseph Chang

    so now the video is going to have mau5 or ean golden sent me here xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651530188 Joseph Chang

    so now the video is going to have mau5 or ean golden sent me here xD

  • Erik Ev_L

    All I can say is…. Wow….

  • Erik Ev_L

    All I can say is…. Wow….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719901405 Andrew Camera

    4 Decks, a mixer and a table are fast becoming a thing of the past for the live experience, the future of electronic gigs looks very exciting indeed. Yes it’s mainly about the music, but the visual delights put it all on a whole new level. A question for the veterans, did the visual component of live DJ shows (on a huge scale that is, not just standard laser lights and strobes) begin with Daft Punk’s pyramid, or does it go back further?

    • Asdf

      I’d say way before daft punk. The rave scene always put a large emphasis on both audio and visual  presentation.

    • Asdf

      I’d say way before daft punk. The rave scene always put a large emphasis on both audio and visual  presentation.

    • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

      colored oils on an overhead projector. old school. sure it’s not a DJ on stage, but I even used to do this with raves back in the 90′s to accompany our projector, which we mixed VCR tapes, video feedback, and Nirvana Engine. i’m sure there were tons of amazing VJ setups before my time. I’d say Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to truly go big as fas as stage and lighting goes: http://www.concertstagedesign.com/2011/01/pink-floyd-in-flesh-tour-1977.html

    • http://www.djkidhack.com KidHack

      colored oils on an overhead projector. old school. sure it’s not a DJ on stage, but I even used to do this with raves back in the 90′s to accompany our projector, which we mixed VCR tapes, video feedback, and Nirvana Engine. i’m sure there were tons of amazing VJ setups before my time. I’d say Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to truly go big as fas as stage and lighting goes: http://www.concertstagedesign.com/2011/01/pink-floyd-in-flesh-tour-1977.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719901405 Andrew Camera

    4 Decks, a mixer and a table are fast becoming a thing of the past for the live experience, the future of electronic gigs looks very exciting indeed. Yes it’s mainly about the music, but the visual delights put it all on a whole new level. A question for the veterans, did the visual component of live DJ shows (on a huge scale that is, not just standard laser lights and strobes) begin with Daft Punk’s pyramid, or does it go back further?

  • Parkaust

    still no midifighter video?????

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      friday :) 

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      friday :) 

  • Budster

    Amon Tobin’s music is amazing. 

  • Noelflava

    Sweet! Amon Tobin and the entire Team who developed this Rocks!!

  • http://twitter.com/jav_quiroga Javier Quiroga

    years listening to amon tobin, his evolution is really incredible. a big man inna small world

  • Behorta88

    Incredible!

  • Cambriaused

    this is mind blowing and inspiring!!!!