Published Jun 06, 2011Danuel Tate is a jazz musician and house producer from Victoria, BC and a member of the Modern Deep Left Quartet and Cobblestone Jazz. He took to the stage with the lights down and a heavy, thumping beat began. Using a set-up of laptop, keyboard and a sampling pad, Tate played a unique brand of modern and upbeat house that contained a lot of the jazz influence he's known for. Playing the melody lines on the keyboard and adding processed, live vocals made a huge difference in enlivening an already fun show. In a live setting, Tate's sound was noticeably different from Mexican Hotbox, his album released at the end of last year. Towards the end of the show, with the Bob James-esque keyboards and jazzy brass stabs, it almost sounded like a Mr. Scruff party. A great way to close MUTEK 2011 and a lot of fun to watch.