Chris Liebing Akvarium Club, Budapest (AM-FM Radio 332)

Akvarium Club, Budapest (AM-FM Radio 332) by Chris Liebing

Set Report AMFM 332

“Ok, maybe I should have not chosen this set for you on AMFM, but… as it marks a milestone really for many reasons, I thought I share it with you with all its ups and downs.

I recorded this set at Akvarium Club in Budapest on Friday July 2nd 2021 and it was my first gig in front of a live crowd in a year! Felt amazing and I wanna thank everyone for making this such an awesome experience.

A second “first” is, that additionally to my regular Traktor/Maschine setup, I included 2 Pioneer CDJ 3000’s. Yes, I want to be like other DJs or rather try what many other DJs do for years, use CDJs. Not as a replacement, rather as an addition. “Why?” you might ask, well a couple of things, I always wanna learn new things (yes, never in my life I used CDJs for DJing..never), the CDJs have some cool features, like slip reverse etc and also I like the fact to mix something in from another source other than Traktor, gives me back a little more the mixing DJ “feel” (as you will hear some transitions where I struggle to keep the beats matched, but I guess that makes it all a bit more “alive” maybe?) and last but not least, using additionally CDJs gives me the peace of mind if something goes wrong with my laptop. I call it an “exit strategy”. Every DJ should have that one way or the other to prevent sudden silence on the floor.

The third “first” is maybe the biggest. I use a new mixer. “What?!” I hear you ask once more, as I have been quite a Model1 guy from the beginning, even helping creating the mixer with a bunch of other DJs together under the helm of Richie, but time moves on and new things want to be discovered. So during the pandemic I stumbled upon the new Pioneer DJM V10 mixer and have to say it is quite a beast. Yes, the people at Pioneer “borrowed” quite some ideas that we had put into the Model1 mixer (fun fact, which in turn must mean that I might have indirectly also contributed to this new one? .. anyways, nothing is original these days, everything is a remix of something before, right?) , but Pioneer did whatever they did really well. What a lovely mixer with a great sound and haptics and so I decided to use this one as well on my first “real world gig” too. So as you can see, a lot of “firsts”. I find this so amazing with Techno.. it just constantly keeps evolving.. never ends really.

Not sure if that is so smart to do so many “first” things after a year of not DJing in front of a live crowd, but hey, you gotta have some additional challenges I thought, or better, I didn´t think much at all.

And now I thought it is a good Idea to share that set with you. I might regret (and delete) that later, but hey why not see what you think….so please share your thoughts with me in the comments below, would be happy to read them. As time goes by, I guess I will learn new tricks and ways to play with that “new setup”. Always so much to learn. Today´s show contains the second hour of the set.

Stay safe and healthy out there. Can´t wait to see you on the dance floor somewhere. Exciting times ahead.”

Tracklist AMFM 332

Kwartz – Path of authority (Orginal track) – PoleGroup

Setaoc Mass – Technique (Original Mix) – SK_Eleven

Amotik – Ikyavan (Original Mix) – Amotik

Dawn Razor/Confluence – Beneath The Surface ( Original Mix )

Blue Hour – Beyond the Void (Jerm Remix) – Blue Hour

Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep (Marco Faraone Remix)

Ritzi Lee – The First Bytes (Original Mix) pas – Mord

Dubfire & Flug – Rubber

Ackermann – Consciousness (Marcal Remix) – UИCAGΞ

Kai Van Dongen – Weekend Jam V2 – TRUNCATEDGTL02

Amotik – Baavan

Audio Units – Double Slit Experiment (Original Mix)

Deas – Block

Andre Walter, Chris Liebing – A2 Night Walk (Kazu Kimura Mix) – CLR

Robert Hood – Ultrasonic Room (REKIDS184)

Sterac – Ghost 37

Tony Romanello – Signals (Original Mix) – Dreizehn Schallplatten

Notzing – To Parasitize the Consciousness (Mod21 Remix) – Edit Select

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