Loop 2018: Ableton Reveals First Artists

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Launched by Ableton in 2015, Loop is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology, and creative practice. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators, and other creative thinkers, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow.

Ableton has offered a first glimpse of the artists coming to this year’s Loop summit for music-makers in Los Angeles. Confirmed for the three-day exploration of music, technology and creative practice this November is a handful of producers and performers from across the globe with unique approaches to their craft.

Jamaica-based production crew Equiknoxx and left field Japanese producer Foodman will shed light on their creative processes and far-out sound design. Dutch producer-percussionist Binkbeats and pop experimentalist Lafawndah will run through their compelling live performances. Woodstock-born artist Photay will lift the lid on his music’s special fusion of foley recording techniques and polyrhythms. And New Zealand-based rapper and writer Coco Solid will reveal the approach to creative collaboration behind her prolific back catalogue.

Equiknoxx Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018
Foodman Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018
Binkbeats Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018
Lafawndah Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018
Photay Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018
Coco Solid Ableton Reveals First Artists for Loop 2018

Previously at Loop
You can get a taste of the talks, presentations and performances from recent years over on Ableton.com. Highlights from 2017 included a mesmeric modular synth performance from Italian composer Caterina Barbieri, award-winning mastering Mandy Parnell in conversation, and the multi-artist vocal manipulation and improvisation presentation I Speak Music.

More talks from previous Loop events are available on the Loop Hub.

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