While some artists choose to be merely content with status quo, others constantly look for ways to reinvent themselves and evolve. Falling well into the latter category, techno titan Dubfire will bring his most ambitious achievement to date to next month’s SW4 festival – dubfire:liveHYBRID.
Having recently visited Sonar festival, Dubfire’s innovative live show reinvents the concert experience by seamlessly weaving together elements of 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting to explore the intersection of science and technology – of man and machine – and their resulting evolution and inevitable fusion.
“I’d always intended for my music to be performed live, supported by the latest advancements in music, stage design, lighting and sound technology. It took me years to build up a body of work that I’m proud to stand behind and to find the team and create the HYBRID show. It’s been an incredibly inspiring ride and I’m tremendously excited to finally bring the show to the fans who continue to support me and my sound” – Dubfire
SW4 will be one of the few opportunities to see Dubfire’s new audiovisual concept, which will only be appearing at this years most prominent global music events. You can sneak preview the experience below.
It was as if a spell had been cast upon the building. Dubfire:live- Hybrid was well deserving of the weeks of build-up – DJ Mag, CA
Now, as one of the most inspirational and powerful techno DJ’s in the world, Dubfire is able to confidently step up and reinterpret his music for the fans who always wanted him to play live – DJ Mag, USA
Hybrid; an ambitious – and we have to say very successful – set audio / video in which rides with safety and with renewed inspiration in the stylistic canons minimal tech-house key – Soundwall, IT
The cinematic experience of Dubfire’s performance feels like you are inside a movie…indeed the highlight of this years Amsterdam Dance Event – The Creators Project, Vice, NL
Dubfire creates a unique experience with his live show…one of the highlights of a fantastic ADE – The Sun, UK
We don’t exaggerate when we tell you the event was unlike anything we had previously seen or heard before anywhere, let alone at ADE – Thump, US
However, there’s little doubt that the night belonged to Dubfire, whose North American debut of his dubfire:liveHYBRID performance was a cinematic excursion that truly put the “techno” into “technology.” Combining 2D and 3D visuals that told a loose story of man and machine coming together as one, attendees were treated to an experience not often seen within the genre. – DJ Times, US
Playing behind four panels that enhanced and refracted his shadows, he(Dubfire) unveiled his new live show on Friday night, captivating the crowd with a spellbinding combination of minimal techno and trippy rendered visuals. – Billboard, US
It was only for Dubfire’s US debut of his live HYBRID set, which featured an awesome visual display featuring a series of translucent squares that should be seen to be fully understood – Live for live music, US