Sense Datum / Anthony H. Close
We now turn the spotlight on a new pioneer of the dance scene, Anthony H. Close. Performing as Sense Datum, his live act has been featured every Saturday at Club Nocturnal in Fort Wayne, Indiana for more than a year.
Tell us more about your live shows.
The style would be classified as organic techno which I feel is my own style. This is because I keep all my drum machines in step write mode and basically "freestyle" my way through the set. I go into the show with absolutly nothing pre-programmed. I also don't use any computer-based software. I think that it draws away from the "real" live PA. from back when it started. I try to focus on my roots. If I had to describe it though, it would be like mixing detroit techno with acid trance/breaks. Future Retro comes into my set by providing what I consisder to be the best monophonic on the market. The 777 is absolutely AMAZING, what this thing does just blows my mind. I believe I'm the first to use two 777s and a Mobius in my live set. It's mind boggling. The 777's sounds are just subliminally amazing.
Where did it all begin for you?
Its was weird how I got into the whole scene. I heard about raves in probably the 7th grade but didn't get into it until I was 16. I'm now 20, so I've been in it for about 4 years. I started spinning records when I was 16. I sold my tables because I saw Green Velvet play live in chicago, it changed my view on music. I later was "sold" on doing live PA when I saw Richie Hawtin at Interstellar Dreamfest in St. Louis. I have always loved music but my passion for digital music is the strongest thing I have ever felt in my entire life, in fact I believe besides school, it is my life.
Do you have any releases available to the public?
As far as labels, I am not signed with any one currently but if I were to sign it would only be under an underground label (unless it was Virgin). I have a problem with corporate sellouts! I am getting ready to release a CD titled "Mutatus Mutandus" which, in Latin, means "with all necessary changes".
When not performing at club Nocturnal, Anthony takes his live act to various raves in the US.