Totally live and uncut in Christiania
The crew from Freetown Sound Division approached me with the idea of recording a medley of 2 tracks for the Høker Session series. Høker is an old danish word originally meaning a person who sells food and drinks from a small stand.
In this context it refers to the pretty good beer named “Høker Bajer” brewed at Hancock Brewery
The concept of the Høker Sessions is that it should be 100% live and a one-take shot in the W.C.Fields club in Christiania.
I really liked the concept and the crew behind the idea, so when they asked me to do a session for them I gladly agreed and so we went ahead and made this video.
I am playing 2 tracks. In the first track I am using Live-Looping and it is a track that I made up on the spot, showcasing some of the elements I am working on at the moment. Elements such as making the kick by tapping on the bridge. Using breaks to build up tracks. Keeping it simple to get closer to the sound of electronic music genres like trance and minimalistic techno. I like to call it acoustic techno, but I will try not to label it too much. It is very much the Andy Benz sound.
The second track is Kick it! from the album Disciples. This track is performed with a backtrack that I play from my iPad and RME Babyface soundcard and a solo on top. In my opinion allowing for the best of both worlds with the backtrack being very dynamic with break downs and buildups and the live double bass giving it the improvised element.
If you like to watch more videos from my hand go to my YouTube Channel or have a look right here on this Webpage.
The video was filmed by the amazing Mark From Denmark
Concept by Kasper Boll & Freetown Sound Division
Music edited and mastered by Andreas Bennetzen
Watch Andy Benz conjure up a blizzard of bass in HØKER SESSION #3. Listen to many, many more great tracks by following these links:Bandcamphttps://andybenz.bandcamp.com/Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3n2mZfOeqLrJ1YGqWG1gNOApple Musichttps://music.apple.com/bn/album/disciples/1088968243
Slået op af Andy Benz i Fredag den 1. november 2019