Philly native 5 & A Dime is known for creating some unique and interesting content, but I don't think anyone saw this coming. The dj/producer is back introducing a new way to create and perform music, putting together something that has the potential to shake the foundation of music creation as we know it.
In the video 5 & A Dime not only showcases his talents with production but also with his feet. You can see him performing on a DDR-Launchpad playing a mashup of his, entitled “Damn I Feel Amazing.” The launchpad is synced to the music in a way where every time his feet hit a pad it produces a piece of the song, so essentially he is performing the whole track live with his feet. Here is a quote from the man himself explaining more of what went into the project:
“This project is a hybrid between a Launchpad and DDR pads connected via MIDI into Ableton triggering several drum racks worth of samples. It then sends a visual MIDI signal to the 3D projection 1:1 scale model behind me showing which buttons I am hitting with my feet. The 3D projection technology is the same that artists like Excision and Eric Prydz use during their shows. It can also be linked up to any LED wall or projection system. As a little background, I was the former world champion of DDR Extreme (8th Mix).”
So as you can tell, 5 & A Dime is no stranger to DDR and there is no doubt that he has truly impressed us with this unique way of musical performance. We already knew of his talents in production, and now it seems like we also have found that he can rip it on a DDR pad also!
Make sure to check out the video here…