Dan Gardopée

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Daniel Gardopée a.k.a. Dan Grandpre (a.k.a. Basehead in the tracker community) is an American electronic musician and former member of game music production company Straylight Productions.[1][2][3] He was active in the tracking community during the 1990s and was a member of the groups Five Musicians and Kosmic Free Music Foundation.[4]

As part of Straylight Productions, his music was featured in many games, including Crusader: No Remorse, Crusader: No Regret, Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Deus Ex.

Gardopée co-composed three CD albums, AtmosphereS: Cultures, AtmosphereS: Moods and AtmosphereS: Pulses, together with Alexander Brandon.[3]

In 2001, he had a single track release under the Basehead alias. This release was titled Beacon and was released by the netlabel Monotonik Records.

Since 2005, Gardopée has worked in-house at 2K Games.[5] He also writes reviews for Pitchfork Media.[6]


  1. ^ "Interview with Alex Brandon". Deus Ex Machina. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ "A Conversation With Alexander Brandon". UnrealSP. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bezeau, François (November 2007). "Interview with Alexander Brandon". Game Music Online. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ Asle (2009). "Interview with Basehead". Amiga Music Preservation. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  5. ^ "NBA 2K12 credits" (PDF). 2K Games. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  6. ^ Gardopee, Dan (February 29, 2000). "NakedSelf". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 4 September 2014.

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