This past Saturday, following my DJ show at Coghaven the previous day, I did a performance at BURN2 in Second Life as part of their Burnstock weekend, which was raising money towards supporting the region and funding their Big Burn in October.
Like many real-world events, the annual Burning Man had to be cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. But its online arm, BURN2, has been picking up the slack with many virtual events throughout the year.
I’ve been to quite a few BURN2 events in Second Life over the past couple of years, but this was my first time performing there.
The screenshot below shows me at the front of the stage with the crowd dancing on the Playa. Behind me there were lots of stage lights and a big screen, you can make out some of the light beams above me.
The highlight of my show, however, was that I got to introduce these guys to the stage!
If you’ve never heard Goddess Oksana or her band Six Seconds To Russia performing in Second Life, you’re missing out — they’re a full rock back jamming out from a studio in New York, doing covers of rock and pop songs in their own unique style. 🙂 In the photo above, Oksana is flanked by Lars and Tomas. Behind her, Gunter is on the drums, Tatty and Mariko are on keyboards, and Svetlana is on the saxaphone. I go to their shows whenever I can. 🙂
Below is the recording of my set. I went with a mix of techno, house and assorted electronica. It’s a little bit shorter than normal, as I needed to make sure I finished on time, and you’ll hear me hop off stage early so that SSTR could set up their equipment on the stage.
Digeridoo — The Aphex Twin
Clear — Cybotron
Lowride — Autechre
Let’s Get Brutal — Nitro Deluxe
Cobolt — Jeff Mills
Tribal Confusion (Inhalation Mix) — E-Culture
Aftermath — Nightmares On Wax
Time to Find Me (Afx Fast Mix) — Seefeel
Drill — Speedy J
Phlax — Jega
From Beyond — Psyche
Technology — Carl Craig
Think City — Luke Slater
Flash Food — Infiniti
The Warning — Suburban Knight
Operation Costs — Lusine
We Are Back — LFO
You Could Feel The Sky — Boards of Canada
Blade Runner (End Titles) — Vangelis