Dorian Concept - FM4 Soundpark Studio2 Session (via radioFM4)
Dorian Concept shows off his musical range in this studio session from a German radio station. If you’re not up on him, he’s a glitchy hip-hop producer but on this video, he shows that he’s much more versatile than just being a forerunner in his experimental style of beat making.
The first thing I found so cool about this is his performing with a live drummer, giving it that improvisational-jazz type feeling off the get go. In the first track, “Past 2,” Dorian Concept starts out on his electronic keyboard and knobs, creating an atmospheric pulse that the drummer tries to groove with. But then all of a sudden, he gets right on that good ol’ fashioned baby grand and starts riffing. The drummer obviously gets a much better hold of the beat, and they continue with that ‘til the end of the track. Awesome.
The second track, “Two Hour Power,” is the more prototypical Dorian Concept. Tension-filled, wobbly, wavy electronic keys and lots of knob-twisting. But again, the addition of the live drummer adds an element to the music that takes it much beyond the typical electronic-music performance and into a futuristic-but-classical realm of jazz-fusion and hip-hop beats.