Live Footage consists of Topu lyo (Cello + Effects) and Mike Thies (Drums & Keyboards). They are composers and producers who have scored numerous films, documentaries, theatrical plays and commercials which include: Jeen-Yuhs (Upcoming Kanye West Doc on Netflix), Vice, BMW, Volvo, HBO, BET (Muhammad Ali NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER), UNICEF, Van Cleef, Monster Energy +. They began on 4/20 of 2006 playing an avante garde modern dance collaboration in Tribeca, NYC. Since 2010 they have held a residency in Chinatown NYC's "Apotheke" every Sunday and have toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. They have 10 albums to date.  See REEL below.... 

Photo by Charles Billot


Kanye West Doc 20+ years in the making. Directed by Coodie & Chike, premiering on Netflix soon!

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Unwritten Soundtrack

For this album we teamed up with Danny Meyer on saxophone and fx and improvised at the Creamery Studio for a few days. Ephemeral Arts Records is putting this out on 10" vinyl.  Order the album here. link

Two Bedroom Flat.

We're very excited to have our 9th studio album out on Ephemeral Arts! You can download the album here or listen to it on Spotify. Big Takeover will be premiering our video that Melissa Godoy-Nieto wrote and directed on Tuesday! Here is a blurb about what to expect.

Loops, samples, tape manipulations and synthesizer treatments from Greenpoint avant electro duo Live Footage. Cinematic mini-soundtracks to accompany an ever-changing global landscape. Equally at home underground or at 30,000 feet and rising. Features guest vocal contributions from Detroit artist and songwriter Mckenzie Frye.

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