PillowTalk and Five Other Live Acts Redefining Electronic Dance Music
4. Maceo Plex
Floridian native Maceo Plex (AKA Eric Estornel) is pretty much the hottest thing in electronic dance music right now. And it's not just because of the dark yet sexy future funk sound that's all his own, it's also because of his energetic and ecstatic live shows. For instance, his by-now legendary performance at the Electric Pickle for Get Lost during 2011's Miami Music Week.
5. Portable AKA Bodycode
South African-born Alan Abrahams, who goes by Portable or Bodycode depending on the musical context, is one of the more original voices in EDM. Channeling the tribal rhythms of Africa through techno's futurism and a soulful lyricism, he considers his live performances a sort of shamanic vehicle for psychic release, as he told Crossfade in 2011.
6. Nicolas Jaar
Chilean-American wunderkind producer Nicolas Jaar did things different right from the start, employing his own voice while performing his kaleidoscopic sonic tapestries with hardware instead of DJ gear. And he's continued expanding his live performance M.O., recently enlisting a full ensemble of musicians -- which while not being 100% electronic music by definition, at least shows the right spirit.
PillowTalk. Saturday, April 14. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.
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