Ableton Reveals First Peek at Loop Los Angeles Artist Lineup

Ableton has offered a first look at some of the artists coming to this year’s Loop summit for music-makers in Los Angeles.

Among the confirmed producers and performers coming for the three-day exploration of music, technology and creative practice this November is a group of artists with unique approaches to their craft:

Jamaica-based production crew Equiknoxx and left-field Japanese producer Foodman (a Resident Advisor profile of Foodman from last summer is at this link) 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 catalog.

Launched by Ableton in 2015, the annual Loop summit is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology, and creative practice.

For a preview of what to expect at Loop 2018, see our interview with 2018 Ableton Loop program lead Craig Schuftan.

Previously at Loop: You can watch Ableton Loop presentations and performances from previous years on the Ableton website. Highlights from 2017 included a modular synth performance from Italian composer Caterina Barbieri, Mandy Parnell in conversation, and the multi-artist vocal manipulation and improvisation presentation I Speak Music. More of these performances and presentations can be found on the Loop Hub.

To get tickets, register on the Loop website. Further guests and program details will be released in the coming weeks.

8 thoughts on “Ableton Reveals First Peek at Loop Los Angeles Artist Lineup

  1. So over Ableton live, it was cool a few years ago but with hardware and Eurorack I can’t even look at it anymore. Do people still use this?

    1. I think it’s down to people that want to record and edit their music, or do live sequencing of audio and MIDI gear, at this point.

    2. So over spaghetti it was cool few years ago but with Ramen and fried rice I can’t even look at it anymore. Do people still eat this?

        1. So over nuts, they were cool a few years ago but with beans and legumes I can’t even look at them anymore. Do people still eat these?

  2. Modular gear looks cooler than it sounds. As for Ableton Live, it is still an excellent and versatile sequencer and live performance software ‘machine’.

  3. it’s unsurpassed for live performance for music which has structure mixed with the desire to improvise within that structure. it’s also the most creative audio file editing tool, the things it can do to an audio file on the time line in a matter of seconds is incredible.

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