Live Human

Live Human

Formed in San Francisco's Bay Area, Live Human form a 3-piece experimental hip-hop ensemble, consisting of Albert Mathias (drums) and Andrew Kushin (upright bass), alongside Carlos Aguiler (aka DJ Quest) - a member of Battle DJ collectives, The Space Travellers and The Bulletproof Scratch Hamsters.

A former DMC champion, who's beaten off the likes of The Invisibl Skratch Picklz, in Live Human Quest acts as a pure turntablist, relying solely on his amazing sleights of wrist to flesh out Mathias and Kushin's loose, live beats n' bass chassis with a stunning, spontaneous display of scratchadelic skills. Check out the brief but awesome 'G-Shroom' for a stunning example of these skills - vinyl source material is chopped around and transformed, pushed and pulled to form a mad, sliced-up flow.

Occupying a unique space in the genres of both free-improvised jazz and hip-hop, Live Human's performance consists of a free-flowing flux, with no instrument subordinate to any other.
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Live Human Discography Tracks


LH-001 Live Human Live Human(LP) Cosmic Records (3) LH-001 US 1997 Sell This Version
Live Human Monostereosis: The New Victrola Method (Album) FatCat Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Live Human 1999(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Live Human Self-Released) none US 1999 Sell This Version
Livehuman* Elefish Jellyphant (Album) Matador US 2000 Sell This Version
HHS-035, none Live Human Live Human Live(CD) Hip Hop Slam, C.O.D. RECORD$ HHS-035, none US 2002 Sell This Version
cos002 Live Human Breakseven(LP) Cosmic Records (3) cos002 US 2004 Sell This Version
COS03 Live Human Breakseven [Remixes](CD, Album) Cosmic Records (3) COS03 2007 Sell This Version
none livehuman* scratchBop(CDr, Album, Promo) Cosmic Records (3) none US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Live Human Improvisessions FatCat Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
12FAT019 Live Human Orange Bush Monkey Flower(12") FatCat Records 12FAT019 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OLE 468-1P Live Human Elephants' Bliss / Lesson # 7(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Matador OLE 468-1P US 2001 Sell This Version