Data Breaker: Daedelus, Ryan Hemsworth, Kris Moon, ((Pressures)), Dr. Troy
by Dave Segal
on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM
DAEDELUS'S MAXIMALIST MONOME MUSIC, RYAN HEMSWORTH'S BOUDOIR HOP
Dressed like a Victorian dandy onstage, Daedelus (LA producer Alfred Darlington) taps out melodically sophisticated and rhythmically galvanizing dance cuts via his Monome unit. From his origins in IDM and underground hiphop (check The Weather, his bizarre 2003 full-length with Busdriver and Radioinactive), Daedelus has morphed into a hard-to-classify musician whose melodies possess an almost prog-like complexity and richness, while his beats confound conventional head and booty movement. Whatever you want to call it, it's maximalist, fun electronic music that makes Homo sapiens sweat. Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth looks like an American Apparel model and makes hiphop tracks that seem like they could help you get laid sooner rather than later. His music twinkles and oozes in a muted red glow, usually bumping cushily at not much over 60 bpm, and Main Attrakionz MC Squadda B raps over a lot of 'em. Hemsworth's also done dulcet, melancholy remixes of Grimes's 'Genesis' and Frank Ocean's 'Thinkin bout You.' With Two Fresh and Samo Sound Boy. Crocodile, 8 pm, $14, all ages.