Daedelus, Mono/Poly, Free The Robots + more
Daedelus ~ Mono/Poly ~ Free The Robots
@ Gray Area in San Francisco on Friday December 22nd at 8pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance @ grayarea.org and $20 at the door
Age restriction: 18+
This date will also include main support from:
and addtional support from:
& Wolf Langis
Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. Otherwise known as Alfred Darlington, the Los Angeles producer has over two-dozen releases on a variety of labels and collaborates with musicians in many worlds: electronic, jazz, hip-hop, etc. His music runs the gamut of emotion, alternately intense and mellow, exuberant and melancholy, danceable and introspective.
Daedelus has performed over a thousand shows for audiences on five continents, everywhere from Iceland to Istanbul. He is a founding father of the L.A. "Beat Scene," often playing the storied Low End Theory club nights. Each live show is unique, employing Monome controllers and open-source software which allows for on-the-fly improvisation. The backdrop onstage is Daedelus' collaborative invention Archimedes, a robotic array of moving mirrors which reacts to and reflects the performance. Daedelus most recently composed the soundtrack for the award-winning video game Nidhogg.
In defying the laws of tradition, Los Angeles based music producer Mono/Poly has managed to outstrip the logics of multi-genre producing. Known for his distinct madness of face melting bass, paired with his dreamy astral soundscapes of glitch-based hip-hop, Mono/Poly has proved himself to be a natural phenomenon.
Mono/Poly appears on releases from Warp records and Planet Mu, featured alongside fellow artists Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Daedelus, and Nosaj Thing. His gravitational attraction to revolutionary sounds has gained vast recognition among listeners and artists as one of the hottest up-and-coming producers in the world. He started 2015 with a featured track on the new Grand Theft Auto 5, the release of Ne-Yo's 'Religious', and 'Skip Skip' by Tha Dogg Pound & Snoop Dogg.
2017 has been a busy year for Mono/Poly with a recently released remix on Noisia’s newest album “Outer Edges: Remixes”, as well as working on Thundercat’s newest album “Drunk”, Kendrick Lamar’s latest “DAMN.” and releasing “Union EP” with London vocalist Alyss in July. He continues to perform his live sets across the globe having covered places such as Greece, Switzerland, France and Lithuania, in addition to his touring in the US.
Free The Robots:
Chris Alfaro is Free the Robots. The genre-defying artist pulls together heavy doses of traditional jazz, psych, electronic and hip-hop, with progressive melodies and devastating drums into a rich pot of sound. His techniques create harmony between genres with the blending of obscure samples with analog and digital compositions.
Rooted in Santa Ana, CA, Free the Robots has spent over a decade taking his craft to audiences around the globe. Known as one of the pioneering artists to come out of LA's beat movement, he continues on building his line up of original recordings in directions still unknown. The energy and technical skill behind his live performances have landed him among the greats, sharing stages with the likes of Dj Shadow, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, to Afrika Bambaataa, The Glitch Mob and more.
Hailing from LA's very own Watt's, Dibiase a.k.a Diabolic's productions run the gambit from 8 bit video game classics to seductive soul to raw grungy bangers this guy has no limitations no sample is safe. This 12 time beat battle champion and runner up of the Los Angeles RED BULL BIG TUNE BATTLE.
Having started making beats in high school with just an 8 second sampler and a walkman, Dibia$e began building up his equipment with a MPC in '97 and a 4-track. He then started to get comfortable exposing his music around '98 at the open-mic workshop that was known for being both cut-throat, and essential to L.A.s underground hip hop culture. Project Blowed.
Although he came up both rapping and producing with various crews, In 2005 he started focusing more on production and has since made a name for himself as one of the most undeniably innovative solo artists out of the L.A. underground scene.
K'in Sventa & Wolf Langis:
After years of creative experimentation, San Francisco-based K'in Sventa and Wolf Langis have each released their respective solo debuts earlier this year through the True Indigo artist collective.