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Daedelus

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Born Alfred Weisberg-Roberts in Santa Monica, California, producer/instrumentalist Daedelus wanted to be an inventor from an early age, a sentiment that led to him choosing an artistic moniker (in Greek mythology, Daedelus was known as an inventor, although Weisberg-Roberts also cites the character Stephan Dedalus in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man -- as well as the ship in the Japanese cartoon Robotech -- as equally valid reasons for his selection) when he began releasing his own work. Despite the fact that he was formally trained on double bass and bass clarinet, had studied jazz at USC, and could play additional instruments such as the guitar and accordion, Daedelus chose to go the electronica route, often incorporating samples from the '30s and '40s into his IDM and left-field hip-hop.

Though Daedelus' first single appeared 2001, it wasn't until the following year that his debut full-length, Invention, was released by the Plug Research label. Daedelus proved to be a prolific composer, and the following four years brought four new albums (released via Plug Research and Mush): 2003's Rethinking the Weather, 2004's Of Snowdonia, 2005's Exquisite Corpse, and 2006's Denies the Day's Demise. He also worked on countless singles and side projects, including a stint as a producer for his Mush labelmates. The musician's engaging live set was finally made available for fans, albeit in limited numbers, with Live at Low End Theory, which was recorded during a July 2007 performance at Los Angeles' The Airliner and released in early 2008. Love to Make Music To followed in July. Righteous Fists of Harmony, issued in 2010, was released on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. In 2011, Ninja Tune released the ambitious Bespoke, which found Daedelus working with a long list of guest vocalists, including Will Wiesenfeld (Baths), Inara George of the Bird and the Bee, and Busdriver. His 2013 effort Drown Out, appeared on Anticon and featured no guest vocalists, and while The Light Brigade from 2014 was mostly instrumental, the Brainfeeder release did feature an appearance from Young Dad's vocalist Jason Galle.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
01.28.17 Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, NV US
03.24.17 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN US

Activity

  • 01.20.17 Rolled the random encounter dice and got these NAMM dungeons and dragons https://t.co/lgiuAe3O3n
  • 01.18.17 RT @DOMEOFDOOM: .@Daedelus found some more copies of his Jungle mixtape circa 1998. Act fast, last batch sold out in 24 hours. https://t.…
  • 01.18.17 Partysplaining to the dj? Please no.
  • 01.18.17 RT @E_I_T: Shows at the #jerrymaguirevideostore at @iam8bit Get tix https://t.co/AkhakMEbXi featuring @YACHT @Daedelus @yungjake @BrentWein…
  • 01.18.17 May all our sentences be commuted. Who knows what crime you'll soon be guilty of?
  • 01.18.17 Brave viewers will see "Loops" by @kneebody and my Kneedelus on @BRAINFEEDER showing shortly https://t.co/k3Jk8jaWqY
  • 01.18.17 RT @dublab: Don't miss tonight's new episode of Border Blaster airing at midnight on @kcet! https://t.co/a4CMhM4hDS
  • 01.18.17 Goodbye Vine, never really knew you, but loved the weirdness buried within wild creativity and audio loops. https://t.co/9L9KlYjAI9
  • 01.17.17 Sometimes the dj should be on stage, but maybe it'd be better if set up in the dance floor? A worthwhile thought exercise for life.
  • 01.17.17 In 2 weeks, LV up! Joining the @therabbitholelv https://t.co/dmWQnKHRvg
  • 01.17.17 My gesture based wearable tech for the incoming year 🖕
  • 01.17.17 "Bro, do you even lift?" he requested to the dj.