Red Bull Music Academy Radio Flashback: Canblaster – Live at Cakeshop


Introduction to Flashback

In case you are new here, before we jump into this week’s mix, we want to explain what you can expect from this feature.  South Korea has been lucky enough to have some incredible artists perform thanks to Red Bull, and more specifically, the Red Bull Music Academy.  Several of these artists’ sets were recorded for the Red Bull Music Academy Radio and made available online.  We’ve partnered up with Red Bull to revisit these mixes to help promote both the artists and the idea of capturing music.  We are fortunate to be living in a time period that has the technology capable of recording audio and uploading it to a central location.  From that central location, we can listen to the audio from devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones.  In the past, if you missed out on a live performance, you would never get a second chance to hear it.  Nowadays, previous Red Bull Music Academy Radio performances from artists like Canblaster, are only one click away.


Canblaster – Live at Cakeshop

This week we are continuing our flashbacks to live sets that were recorded at Korea’s Cakeshop venue.  If you aren’t familiar with Cakeshop, it is an intimate venue located in the heart of Itaewon.  They’ve continually host a ton of amazing DJs and live acts.  They are also an official Red Bull Music Academy partner, so they’ve had several events where the sets were recorded for Red Bull Music Academy Radio.  The second set from Cakeshop is from the French DJ/Producer and one-fourth of the Club Cheval music clique, Canblaster.  His mix from Cakeshop is full of ‘tripped-out bass and future anthems’.  Here’s what the Red Bull Music Academy Radio has to say about him:

Canblaster is tipped by many to destroy the dance floors of tomorrow. A take-no-prisoners party starter when let loose on two turntables, the ubiquitous Frenchman is also the co-founder of the infamous Club Cheval crew. As a producer, he effortlessly fuses French electro, UK bass, footwork and UR-inspired electronics to create his very own trademark sound. Canblaster’s foundation of making music for computer games has certainly informed the atmospheres of his tracks, as he soundtracks pixelated discotheques full of furious dance-offs and juke power-ups. His Master Of Complication EP, based around the concept of time and featuring samples of a million different timepieces, won him the admiration of listeners and critics alike, while his remixes for the likes ofSpoek Mathambo, Crystal Fighters, Drop The Lime, The Count & Sinden, Rusko, or J-Wow have reduced many a raver’s minds to jelly. Canblaster might have mastered control of club sonics, but his playful manipulation suggests he’ll be flipping the script for a long while yet.

We hope you enjoy this amazing set from Canblaster, and remember to check back every Thursday as we revisit more awesome sets from Red Bull Music Academy Radio in South Korea!  We’ve also posted a nice overview of the Red Bull Music Academy event series happening in Tokyo 2014, so check that out under the Red Bull Music Academy menu above or right here.