Bonobo Mixes Electronics and Live Musicians at the Warfield, 5/3/13

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Erykah Badu aka DJ Low Down Loretta Brown (DJ set)

El Ten Eleven

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Warfield

Better than: Watching a DJ fiddle with Serato or Ableton.

Electronic dance music, when paired with live instrumentation, can have disastrous results: a tenor sax player, wearing Tevas, soloing endlessly over a pre-programmed keyboard pattern; a live drummer struggling to stay in sync with looped beats; a confused audience. But joined onstage at the Warfield on Friday by brass, woodwinds, string players, and vocalists Szjerdene and Erykah Badu, the musician, DJ, and producer Bonobo (aka Simon Green) carefully avoided these pitfalls.

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