Same here. I first encountered him years ago on the LuckyMe mixtape series/podcast (where I also first encountered — and fell in love with — Hudson Mowhawke) and always knew him as a solid, interesting electronic producer.
I’d somehow managed to miss his more organic, real drum-backed stuff, until that AtC. Blew me away.
That piece hit so many points that I’m trying to grow and build towards.
The way he speaks about the freedom of playing and creating music in the zone/moment, that’s a strong component of why I’m moving away from experimenting through sequencing to experimenting through playing.
I’m starting to prefer the more direct connection with the music of literally having my hands on keys, pads, etc…
It’s not a performance thing. I’m just able to experiment more organically and quickly.
It’s simply not possible to get a groove going on a loop, then try things out in real-time in Auxy.