Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 18 March 2013 11:00

Daedelus 3/18/13

Daedelus at KDHX Daedelus at KDHX Louis Kwok
Written by Brian Benton
Rate this item
(0 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: March 18, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Daedelus
  • Hosting Show: Beep Beep Boop Boop
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

In an age when it seems like everyone and their brother is making electronic music, Los Angeles' Daedelus has somehow found a way to continuously differentiate himself.

Streaming Audio

Alfred Darlington, aka Daedelus, studied jazz, with a focus on the double bass, at the University of Southern California before releasing his first full-length album in 2001. Now, a dozen albums and even more EPs later, the side-burned eccentric is still making a similar style of experimental electronic music with jazzy influence and flourishes. In addition to his huge catalog, he's known for pioneering the use of the Monome, a button-grid controlled device used for sampling, during his live performances. It's the same tool that artists Deadmau5 and Flying Lotus use in their live sets.

Daedelus' music is typically full of bursts of samples and noises, with lots of experiments in sound and structure. Some tracks sound like 1990s video game soundtracks; others are more dreamy and jazz-influenced and show off his classical training. The music is bold and in your face, except for when it isn't, like when he made a folky, psychedelic album called "The Long Lost" with his wife, Laura Darlington.

In the 17-minute-long track Daedelus performed live at the KDHX studios, we get a bit of everything: rapid, schizophrenic beats to start, some funky, acid jazz in the middle and a bit of trippy, experimental electronica to finish.

All photos by Louis Kwok

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

February
Sunday
01

Discovery Series

The Discovery Series, a 10-event series spanning February to June, 2015, will not only bring you new music, but also music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the...


February
Monday
02

Fringe Third Annual Quick Draw - Artist networking and lottery drawing

This event marks the final step of the selection process for shows in the 2015 St. Lou Fringe Festival … but more importantly, it is a one-of-a-kind inside look at the city’s bravest, most creative performing passion...


February
Friday
06

Leo Kottke

KDHX welcomes Leo Kottke to The Sheldon on Friday, February 6th at 8 PM. Folk guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his innovative 12-string technique, and intimate performance style.


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

9 users and 8533 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook