We are happy to announce that DJ Nisus is the winner of the 2012 RISE electronic DJ Battle and Bash, presented by Macworld 2012. The event took place at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Friday January 27. Each DJ had 20 minutes to play a battle set. After each set a decibel meter read the crowd’s response, and then the guest DJ judges Ean Golden, Dani Deahl and DJ Solomon scored the performance on a scale of 1-10. In the end, Nisus came out on top with a whopping 104 db reading for the win.
Thanks to all the fans that came out to support and scream. Here is video recording of the set in it’s entirety. You can also download the mix here: http://on.fb.me/Ae9UHb
Bad Shoes Records has released Soccious’ Viva Tropical (Nisus Remix) on Beatport. The original kicks it’s shoes off and sticks it’s toes in the warm Miami sand while beats echo through palm forests and the rum rains down. Ghosts on Tape brings the track into a dark cove of a bonfire dance party while riding dolphins through space. The Nisus remix is a 108bpm tropical thunder storm of marimbas and bass, reminiscent of a drunken Caribbean moombah-rave. Pick it up at Beatport
Here is a great review of the show with Crookers at Mighty
Kissy’s whole mix can be downloaded Here
In this video I give a brief overview of how I set up for a live binaural dj set. I created this for the Silent Disco stage at Treasure Island Music Festival on October 17th 2010. The Silent Disco was a perfect place to use binaural panning since the Silent Disco is based on the participants using wireless headphones to hear the music. Binaural panning is the audio version of 3d. Using the Lemur I was able to move the sound around the psychoacoustic space in realtime adding one more layer of mixing to my live set. It was really fun watching the dancers react to the changing sounds directly under my fingertips. Big smiles were everywhere on the dance floor. By the end of the set I had learned about adding reverb and panning at the right times to enhance the effects as well as when to keep things centered like during big drops. Thanks to everyone for the amazing feedback and I can’t wait to do it again in the future. See you at Fake Blood!
I am very excited to be playing the Treasure Island Music Festival Sunday October 17th. It’s a silent disco stage, meaning the audience is given headphones and are listening more closely to the tracks. Of course this means I won’t be relying on the bass to move the bodies. If you know me you know I won’t be playing mash ups or any 80′s classics…..soooo….
Two words “binaural processing” Idose. So the plan is to rewire Traktor through Logic and use Logic’s Binaural processing to mess with people’s heads and push the set into more spacey dimensions. I’ll try to get a video up soon. See ya SUNDAY!!!!! Line up and tickets here http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/schedule.php