He Got His MTV

August 4, 2011

Ohm64 (and block) user Nicolas Jaar was featured this week on ¬†MTVHive. The video features Nico’s unique soulful sound, and his performances¬†illustrates¬†the growing integration of electronic and traditional instruments. The Ohm64 controlling Ableton Live is the centerpiece of his performance, which has heavy roots in minimal techno and jazz. He also talks about the rise of electronic music in the mainstream. One of my favorite parts of the video is when he talks about how electronic artists use their instruments, “Some people are using these instruments like Al Green is using his voice”. Keep your eyes out for more from Nicolas Jaar, I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from him.