DAEDELUS & PLAID
Daedelus has dedicated his career to the war against cliché. Like his mythological namesake, Alfred Darlington is an inventor, a craftsman, a constructor of labyrinths. Others get trapped in the maze; he knows how to build wings. Over the last 12 years, the LA producer has dropped two-dozen full-lengths and EPs. Each is a bespoke cut, tailored from an array of colors and textures. Pick a genre, any genre: juke, hip-hop, bossa nova, rave, classical, psychedelic, drum-and-bass, glitch, etc. If there’s a beat, Daedelus has likely freaked it.
After 25 years together as Plaid, Andy Turner and Ed Handley are still true innovators within their field. Their tenth album, musically, feels like a journey into a subterranean world. 'Reachy Prints' continues the evolution in Plaid’s long nurtured sound - and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains. The show will see the London duo team up with Bruno Zamborlin to use Mogees as part of their set up, having taken part in the kickstarter campaign to launch the revolutionary new gadget that turns any object into a musical instrument by using only a small device connected to your smartphone.
Helping to launch Plaid's new album and Daedelus' co-headliner will be Ninja Tune's Slugabed, My Panda Shall Fly and Flint Kids.