Most people are familiar with the concept of supergroups – gatherings of stellar iconic musicians and singers, with the general expectation that what they create will by definition be utterly pantwettingly outstanding. I’ll just mention The Power Station and The Travelling Wilberrys and leave it at that. But Native Instruments decided it was time to harness the power of DJs and artists using their gear and form their own supergroup of sorts. Mostly Robot were born and off they trotted to Sonar to perform in front of real people.
Mosty Robot are Jamie Lidell, Mr Jimmy, Jeremy Ellis, Tim Exile and DJ Shiftee. Together they bring their own skills to make a very talented whole, and this video shows what each brings to the (turn)table, as well as how all this work in a live audio-visual extravaganza.
But it seems that this isn’t just a one-off. Mostly Robot will be making further appearances at selected festivals this year. Here’s the official NI word from the Berlin mothership:
Native Instruments presents behind-the-scenes video of electronic supergroup MOSTLY ROBOT
Berlin, July 19th, 2012 – Native Instruments today presented a brand-new video of Mostly Robot, the all-star band made up of five exceptional artists: Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee. Conceived by Native Instruments and utilizing an advanced array of NI hardware and software, Mostly Robot played their debut performance at this year’s Sónar Festival in Barcelona to great acclaim. This new video covers both the actual performance and preparation of the show, blending interviews with exclusive backstage and performance material, and giving viewers the opportunity to witness the birth of this modern supergroup firsthand.
Coinciding with the launch of this video, Native Instruments is also happy to announce new concert dates for Mostly Robot in Europe at the end of the summer, where the band will share stages with the crème-de-la-crème of electronic music. As with their debut show, the live performance will be accompanied by an inventive visual performance by renowned visual collective Pfadfinderei.
September 8th, 2012: Berlin Festival at Night with other acts such as Modeselektor, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinousaurs, Simian Mobile Disco
September 13th, 2012: Electronic Beats Festival Budapest with other acts such as Junior Boys, Nicolas Jaar, Modeselektor