Kantor Releases ‘Concrete Jungle’ + With DDR Launchpad Performance Video
Producer/inventor Kantor has released “Concrete Jungle” which showcases his distinct mix between techno and bass music. The follow up to his debut single, “Concrete Jungle” explores more of the producer’s bass side and is accompanied by a live performance video using his own invention – a custom DDR-operated MIDI controller.
“Concrete Jungle” is the latest single Kantor has unveiled from his extensive catalog of records this year. Last month, Kantor released “Enter The Grid” available HERE; alongside a CGI-infused companion video streaming now at Kantor’s official Facebook page HERE. It has already seen support from Zeds Dead, Slushii, Showtek, Sikdope, and reached over 125,000 plays. The music video is the first part of a high-level production animated story line series that follows the producer as he discovers and explores a futuristic, digital world which will continue throughout the year.
The companion video for “Concrete Jungle” features a live performance from Kantor on his custom DDR-operated MIDI Launchpad. His experience with the arcade dance game and global phenomenon dates back to when he became it’s inaugural World Champion at age fourteen. His revolutionary custom launchpad is made out of 4 custom-made DDR pads that connect together to form a single MIDI instrument. When stepped on, the pads trigger various sounds to create the song, which also transition to a new set of samples when triggered by a shuffle button on the pads. It then sends signals to a 3D projector, where live visuals are formed as Kantor performs. The result is what you see in the performance video above.
In addition to his work as Kantor, Gregory Kantor’s previous catalog has lit up crowds at countless clubs and top festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra Music Festival, under a previous alias. Highlights under that project included National tours alongside Steve Aoki and Kendrick Lamar and support from The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, DJ Snake, and more.