Daedelus (musician)

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Daedelus
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Daedelus performing live in 2011
Background information
Birth nameAlfred Weisberg-Roberts[1]
Also known asAlfred Darlington[2]
Born (1977-10-31) October 31, 1977 (age 44)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.[3]
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Producer
Instruments
Years active2001–present
Labels
Associated acts

Alfred Darlington (born Alfred Weisberg-Roberts, October 31, 1977), better known by their stage name Daedelus, is an American record producer based in Los Angeles, California. They are a part of the groups The Long Lost[4] and Adventure Time.[5] They are affiliated with the internet radio station Dublab.[6]

Early life[edit]

Daedelus attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music studying Jazz on Double Bass.[7]

Career[edit]

A teenage obsession with Greek mythology led them to adopt the stage name Daedelus—a tribute to the artist, inventor, and craftsman (spelled Daedalus).[8]

In 1999 they began DJing Dublab.com's Entropy Sessions and releasing their own early demo productions. This got the attention of Carlos Niño (of Ammoncontact), who featured Daedelus tracks on two compilations. Subsequently, Daedelus released a studio album, Invention, on Plug Research in 2002.[9] The Household EP was released on Eastern Developments in 2003.[10] They also released The Weather, a collaborative album with Busdriver and Radioinactive, on Mush Records that year.[11]

They released a studio album, Of Snowdonia, on Plug Research in 2004.[12] It was followed by another solo album, A Gent Agent, on Laboratory Instinct that year.[13]

Their 2005 album, Exquisite Corpse, featured guest appearances from MF Doom, Mike Ladd, and TTC.[14] In the following year, they released Denies the Day's Demise on Mush Records.[15]

Their 2008 album, Love to Make Music To,[16] and 2011 album, Bespoke, were both released on Ninja Tune.[17] They released the Righteous Fists of Harmony EP in 2010,[18] and The Light Brigade in 2014.[19] In 2013, they released a studio album, Drown Out, on Anticon.[20] In 2015, they participated in the musical transmedia Soundhunters broadcast on the Franco-German channel Arte.[21] In 2016, they released Labyrinths.[22]

In 2019, they became a faculty member of the Berklee Electronic Production and Design Department. [23]

In 2020, they were named an Artist In Residence at SETI. [24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Portrait of the Artist (2001)
  • The Quiet Party (2002)
  • The Household EP (2003)
  • Something Bells (2004)
  • Meanwhile... (2004)
  • Glass Bottom Boats (2004) (with Frosty, as Adventure Time)
  • Axe Murderation Remixes (with Venetian Snares)(2006)
  • Throw a Fit (2006)
  • Fair Weather Friends (2007)
  • Make It So (2008) (with Michael Johnson)
  • Touchtone & FWF Remixes (2008)
  • Friends of Friends Vol. 1 (2009) (with Jogger)
  • Los Angeles 6/10 (2010) (with Teebs)
  • Righteous Fists of Harmony (with Kid A)(2010)
  • Overwhelmed EP (with Bilal (2011)
  • Looking Ocean (with Austin Peralta, Computer Jay, Zackey Force Funk)(2012)
  • Pluses (2019)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dublab presents: Freeways 7inch" (2001) (with Mia Doi Todd)
  • "Hi-Top Fade Parade" b/w "My Petite" (2003) (with Frosty, as Adventure Time)
  • "28:06:42:12" (2004) (with Boom Bip)
  • "Impending Doom" b/w "Just Briefly" (2005)
  • "Sundown" (2006)
  • "For Withered Friends" (2008)
  • "Make It So" (2008)
  • "Hrs:Mins:Secs" (2008)
  • "Sounds of Symmetry" (2011) (with James Pants)
  • "Tailor-Made" (2011)
  • "Ain't No Juke" (2013)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Daedelus - "A Mashnote" from Dublab presents: Freeways (2001)
  • Daedelus - "Let's Be Brave" from Advanced Public Listening 01 (2004)
  • Daedelus - "All Lights On Stage That Night" from Keepintime (2005)
  • Mochipet - "Spring" from Bunnies & Muffins (2009)
  • The Gaslamp Killer - "Impulse" from Breakthrough (2010)

Productions[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • The One A.M. Radio - "Under Thunder and Gale (A Black and Blue Sky by Daedelus)" from On the Shore of the Wide World (2005)
  • Flying Lotus - "1983 (Daedelus Remix)" from 1983 (2006)
  • Busdriver - "Kill Your Employer (Daedelus Remix)" from Kill Your Employer (2006)
  • Coldcut - "Man in a Garage (Daedelus Hydraulic Remix)" from Man in a Garage EP (2006)
  • Department of Eagles - "Sailing by Night (Daedelus Floats Thru)" from Romo-Goth (2006)
  • Savath & Savalas - "Paths in Soft Focus (Daedelus Wishes You The Best Remix)" from History Is Bunk, Pt.1 (2006)
  • Cities - "Lounge Act (Daedelus Remix)" from Variations (2006)
  • Tunng - "Bricks (Daedelus Remix)" from And Then We Saw Land (2007)
  • Lymbyc Systym - "So We Can Sleep (Daedelus Remix)" from Love Your Abuser Remixed (2008)
  • zero dB - "Sunshine Lazy (Daedelus Remix)" (2008)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba - "Happy (Adventure Time Remix)" from "Episode 106 - Happy" (2008)
  • Little Boots - "Earthquakes (Daedelus RMX)" from Earthquakes Remixed (2009)
  • John Tejada - "Imbroglio (Daedelus Reads the Definition)" from Reworked Data 95 Volume 1 (2009)
  • STS9 - "The New Soma (Daedelus Remix)" from Peaceblaster (The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes) (2009)
  • Quantic - "Undelievered Letter (Daedelus featuring Computer Jay Remix)" from Tradition in Transition (2010)
  • Nosaj Thing - "Coat of Arms (Daedelus Remix)" from Drift Remixed (2010)
  • Baths - "♥ (Daedelus' Snorelaxed Remix)" from Cerulean Remixed (2010)
  • Emika - "Drop the Other (Daedelus Fragments into a Thousand Little Pieces)" from Ninja Tune XX Vol. 2 (2010)
  • LDFD - "Outtacontrol (Daedelus Remix)" from Outtacontrol EP (2011)
  • Sepalcure - "Down (Daedelus RMX)" from Love Pressure Remixed (2011)
  • Gustav - "Rettet Die Wale (Daedelus' Muddled Mix-Up)" from Pudel Produkte 15 (2011)
  • Amon Tobin - "Kokuko Sosho Battle (Daedelus Remix)" from Chaos Theory Remixed (2011)
  • Slugabed - "Sex (Daedelus Remix)" from Sex (2012)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Nightmares (Daedelus Pacifically)" (2012)
  • Sunny Levine - "No Other Plans (Daedelus Remix)" from Hush Now (2013)
  • Hundred Waters - "Boreal (Daedelus Remix)" (2013)
  • Sister Crayon - "Cynic (Daedelus Remix)" (2013)
  • Mono/Poly - "Crew (Daedelus' Remix)" from Killer B's (2013)
  • Moors - "Gas (Daedelus Remix)" from Moors (2014)
  • 80kidz - "Dusk (Daedelus Remix)" from Face:Remodel (2015)
  • Chapelier Fou - "La Guerre des Nombres (Daedelus "War Of Numbers" remix)" from Fuse (2015)
  • Jimmy Pé - "Broken Clock (Daedelus Remix)" from Fake Fantasy EP (2015)
  • Bass Sekolah - "Lighthouse (Daedelus Remix)" from Lighthouse Remixed (2015)
  • Saul Williams - "Horn of the Clock-Bike (Daedelus' Fugue)" from These Mthrfkrs (2016)
  • DJ Shadow - "Mutual Slump (Daedelus Remix)" from Endtroducing... Re-Imagined (2016)
  • Kasai Allstars - "Drowning Goat (Daedelus Remix)" from Félicité Remixes (2017)
  • Inara George - "A Bridge (Daedelus Remix)" (2018)
  • Death Cab For Cutie - "Gold Rush (Daedelus Remix)" (2018)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba - "Quest (Daedelus Remix)" from "Episode 411 - Quest" (2018)
  • Mild Minds - "Weak Signal (Daedelus' Missed Connections Remix)" from Swim Remixes(2019)
  • んoon - "Custard (Daedelus Remix)" (2019)
  • Local Natives - "Garden of Elysian (Daedelus Remix)" (2020)

Mixes[edit]

  • Where the Day Takes You (1998)
  • Happily Ever After (2010)
  • Boiler Room #66 (2012)
  • Lovers Juke Too (2012)
  • Fact Mix 331 (2012)
  • Exotica (2013)
  • Lovers Juke Too, Deux (2016)
  • Wears House (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staples, Derek (November 2, 2010). "Taking a Breather with Daedelus in Chicago". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Fintoni, Laurent (March 8, 2016). "Daedelus on Daedelus: LA's beat scene vanguard traces their musical evolution". Fact. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Gitlow, Ali (September 9, 2008). "Handy Dandy: A Daedelus Interview". XLR8R. Archived from the original on December 22, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Howard, August (March 13, 2009). "The Long Lost". XLR8R. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Sylvester, Nick (January 27, 2004). "Adventure Time: Dreams of Water Themes". Pitchfork.
  6. ^ Schepper, Ron (October 17, 2003). "Adventure Time - Dreams of Water Themes". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Pennick, Bailey (March 29, 2013). "Don't Drop The Beat Until You See "The Whites Of These Kids' Eyes": Talking Shop With Daedelus". Filter. Archived from the original on April 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Daedelus Joins Berklee Electronic Production and Design Department | Berklee College of Music". www.berklee.edu. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  9. ^ Siebelt, Olli (April 30, 2002). "Daedelus - Invention". BBC.
  10. ^ Georgopoulos, Alexis (May 6, 2003). "The Household EP". XLR8R.
  11. ^ Arnold, Eric K. (March 26, 2003). "Busdriver and Radioinactive with Daedelus". East Bay Express.
  12. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross (December 2, 2004). "Daedelus - Of Snowdonia". Dusted Magazine.
  13. ^ Bieritz, Erick (November 24, 2004). "Daedelus - A Gent Agent". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013.
  14. ^ Dix, Noel (June 2005). "Daedelus - Exquisite Corpse". Exclaim!.
  15. ^ O'Neil, Tim (June 23, 2006). "Daedelus: Daedelus Denies the Day's Demise". PopMatters.
  16. ^ Slevin, Michael (May 23, 2008). "Daedelus - Love To Make Music To". The Skinny.
  17. ^ Clarke, Paul (April 14, 2011). "Daedelus - Bespoke". Resident Advisor.
  18. ^ Bloomfield, Philip (March 18, 2010). "Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014.
  19. ^ Travers, Kate (September 24, 2014). "Daedelus - The Light Brigade". The Line of Best Fit.
  20. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (September 16, 2013). "Daedelus: Drown Out". Pitchfork.
  21. ^ "Soundhunters (2/4) - Daedelus in "Lucid Dream"". ARTE (in German). Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  22. ^ Kaye, Ben (October 26, 2016). "Daedelus: Prolific electronic artist". Consequence of Sound.
  23. ^ "Daedelus Joins Berklee Electronic Production and Design Department | Berklee College of Music". www.berklee.edu. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  24. ^ https://www.seti.org/press-release/seti-institute-names-3-new-artists-residence-1-new-advisor. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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