All right, anybody feel like turning this Monday into Funday? How's about it? Thought so. With that in mind, we've got a pair of tickets up for grabs to catch Daedelus tonight at the Bluebird with Musa and CacheFlowe. Daedelus? Who's that, you say? Ah, glad you asked. Last time Daedelus (aka Alfred Darlington) was in town, he was keeping company with Pretty Lights and Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Red Rocks, and he's credited with bringing the use of the Monome to the forefront. To see the man himself in action and read what Cory Casciato, our resident dance music aficiando, had to say about him this past week, follow the jump and then hit us up for your chance to win. We'll pick a winner later this afternoon. Good luck!
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The music of Daedelus sounds like steampunk IDM, chock-full of strange boops and loops that would sound right at home recorded on wax cylinders. Perhaps it's only appropriate that an artist who looks like a foppish dandy from the Victorian era would produce dusty, antique tunes from a make-believe time when clockwork robots play steam-driven synthesizers. Growing up, Daedelus was trained in classical and jazz and came to the world of electronic music through Warp and Ninja Tunes. He got into deejaying the weirder side of drum-and-bass and eventually became the anachronistic and idiosyncratic artist he is today. He took the name Daedelus as a nod to the mythological Greek inventor, and it fits his work: He's nothing if not inventive. Hear his latest inventions at the Bluebird Monday, October 5, where he'll be supported by CacheFlowe and DJ Musa Bailey. -- Casciato