Saytek – Live On Cubism Vol.3
Late October will see the release of Saytek’s ‘Live On Cubism Vol.3’ via the Cubism imprint, a twenty-three track live album from the English producer.
Joseph Keevill has gained quite the reputation over the years for his energy fuelled live sets under his Saytek guise, his DJ Mag nomination for ‘Best Live Performer’ in 2013 stands as testament to this. While bookings at leading nightclubs across the globe, such as fabric (London), Space / The Zoo Project (Ibiza) and Tresor (Berlin), are further affirmation of Joseph’s talents as a live electronic music performer. Amongst touring live Saytek can also boasts a reputable back-catalogue of material to date, having unleashed original output for labels such as Soma, My Favorite Robot, Monique Musique and recently signed material to Kevin Saunderson’s legendary KMS imprint.
Here we see Keevill return to the Cubism imprint with ‘Volume.3’ of his ‘Live On’ series, recorded live in his East London studio with an amalgamation of outboard equipment from the likes of Roland, AKAI, Korg and Arturia.
Across ‘Live On Cubism 3’ Joseph explores a variety of light and dark textures across the spectrum of House and Techno. Employing airy pad lines and bright chord sequences to create charming and understated deeper material, while twisted acid hooks, heavy doses of sub-bass and profoundly processed vocal lines play part in creating raw and rugged peak-time compositions. Throughout the eighty-minute duration of the mix we hear Saytek experiment with live improvisation with an on the fly creative flair, resulting in a smoothly progressive, ever-evolving and dynamic set mixed with such precision that Keevill’s fundamental knowledge of live electronic music performance is prevalent throughout.
Saytek’s ‘Live On Cubism Vol.3’ is out on Cubism 29th October 2014.