James Holden hates you
If you use Ableton presets that is, you lazy lump.
In a recent interview for The End website, Holden explains:
How far does a ‘laptop live’ set constitute a ‘live’ set? Do you think there a quite a few artists who now bill themselves as ‘live’ when they’re really just pressing a few buttons in Ableton?
The change in dance music is that now everyone has a laptop and everyone can get a cracked copy of Ableton, so suddenly everyone is making what I call ‘Ableton techno’, and you get all these pedestrian records that just use the default sounds. When something is so common and easy to make, it has no value any more. I have to be careful as I always end up pissing people off who like that kind of thing, but I could be grumpy about it for hours!
Interesting comments...we're not sure what to make of that. What do you think?