Mar. 25, 2011
we took a break last night and went down to zydeco to see daedelus.
if you aren’t familiar with daedelus, you should check him out – here’s a link to his website.
for posterity, here’s the link to the event on Facebook.
footnote – aside from the fact that the beats and patterns, although not hip hop [usually], draw from the same sensibilities and intricate layering of the best in leftfield hip hop [as well as the most interesting elements of intelligent drum&bass and idm], they are also a building block to some of the best beats ever produced. take a listen to daedelus’s tracks and get familiar with his vocabulary, then sit down and listen to madvillain’s [madlib and mf doom] album madvillainy and keep an eye out for the heavily sampled sounds poached from daedelus’ discography – especially the tight use of daedelus’s accordian parts which madlib uses masterfully to create the frantic, glitchy audio wonderland that doom’s thickly drawled lyrics live in. it’s one of the best hip hop albums you’re ever likely to hear [in my humble opinion], and will forever be a staple in my crate.
daedelus also produced all the tracks on mush record’s album the weather, which is a collaboration between busdriver, radioinactive & daedelus and is really, really out there, at least in the realm of hip hop.