Ears Wide Open: Robert DeLong

by Kevin Bronson on September 16, 2011

Robert DeLong seems like one of those kids beamed here from a future world where all threads of music have been stitched together into some kind of vibrant cloth. His hybrid of electronica samples from pop, folk, house, dubstep and glitch — he’s finishing up an album titled “Just Movement” and working in the studio with producer Bill Racine on new material. A drummer, songwriter and audio engineer, DeLong obviously knows his gadgets, and his shows that juggle live instrumentation and sequencing have inspired a herd of followers known as the “Tribe of Orphans.” In this “bootleg” song, DeLong has taken Radiohead’s “Codex” and given it the moombahton treatment. In a word, boom.

||| Download: “Codexahton” (Remix of Radiohead)

Photo by Ben Blood

||| Also: Speaking of out there — check out DeLong’s dubstep remix of the Rich Mullins church song “Our God Is an Awesome God.”

||| Live: DeLong performs at 8 p.m. Saturday as part of the third annual East Hollywood ArtCycle, a free festival that takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between Vermont and Virgil. After the jump, info and full set times:

East Hollywood ArtCycle runs from 2 to 10 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard. The street will be closed to traffic and opened to artists, musicians, bicyclists and fans. It’s all-ages and free.

Set times
2 p.m. — Handshakes
3 — Omar Romero
4 — Luis and the Wildfires
5 — Don Juan y Los Blancos
6 — Les Blanks
7 — Gold Fields
8 — Robert DeLong
9 — The Neighborhood

DJs sets from: Paul Tao & BJ DeHut (IAMSOUND), Seraphina L (Buzz Bands LA), Big Chuy and Maydoubt.


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