Video Interview: King Britt & Rucyl (Saturn Never Sleeps) @ Dubspot + Ableton Live Workshop Recap

On Friday, July 29 legendary Philadelphia-based producer, DJ, and remixer King Britt stopped by Dubspot with singer and collaborator Rucyl Mills for a music production and performance workshop with Ableton Live. The duo performs live and release music under the name Saturn Never Sleeps, and this video, they share insights into the recording process for their debut album Yesterday’s Machine, which is out now on their own SNS imprint. The bulk of the record was constructed in a live, improvised, one-take fashion, combining the duo’s intuitional musical sense. The two point to the work of avant-garde jazz revolutionary Sun-Ra as a major source of inspiration, drawing from his value in art’s of-the-moment process. Read more about King Britt’s history, as well as what Rucyl calls, “the Chakakhantroller,” a MIDI controller that she wears on her body, over on the Saturn Never Sleeps website.

Saturn Never Sleeps Ableton Live workshop is part of an exciting series of live streaming workshops on production, performance, DJing, VJing, improvisation, drumming, and more, held at Dubspot NYC HQ on a regular basis. In July, Dubspot’s Live Streaming Workshop Series also feature Percussivo Mundo Novo, a project led by percussion innovator Mikael Mutti, whose equally genre-busting infusions of Brazilian rhythms and music has led him to digital percussion wizardry that includes analog drums and video game controllers. In August, London-based, Deep Medi Musik artist Silkie stopped by  for a special presentation and  offered insights into the PC-only FL Studio, while Holland’s DJ Irie demonstrated his use of Serato and Ableton Live for his work as a battle VJ and turntablist.

Ableton Live users, do yourself a favor and download King Britt and Rucyl’s Saturn Never Sleeps’ Ableton Live Pack here.

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  • henry
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hey how do u do that thing in ableton were you get the 8 groups in maschine to be tracks i ableton

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