I know there's a thread about Andy C, but I thought there should be a thread just for the debate on this 'live' performance aspect that seems to be being thrust on the music scene at the moment. Personally, I only think that 'live' should be used if there are instruments are involved. I know a MPC is practically an instrument but I still don't think it qualifies as 'live'. When I saw Sub Focus "Live", it was basically just a poor DJ set with lots of lights. I know that Chase n Status did a 'live' thing, and even though I didn't enjoy any of it, at least it was LIVE with a band and a singer. To me the only d'n'b acts to make the transition successfully is London E, something which sadly and regrettably I never got to see and also Roni Size, who I did see with a full orchestra and a gospel choir, now that was LIVE. When I saw Bass Clef at Glasonbury he was playing from decks, but with a sampler, he'd play his instruments, sample them and augment those samples live, also something I had appreciation for because he wasn't just loading up his own samples and looping them. Also something I've noticed is that with these 'live' performances is that it's the same set they've learnt. I'm not trying to detract from the effort that's been put in, but it's basically just learning a routine on a MPC and getting payed more from what I gather. So I guess the question we should debate is: What do you think constitues a live performance from a producer?