Dance Music

Daedelus | Bespoke

by JM on April 1, 2011

Daedelus returns with a full LP on Ninjatune later this month. April 26th marks the official release date for this amazing album, Bespoke. This LP is one of the best things I’ve heard this year. It doesn’t follow the bass heavy music that you would usually expect. This has traditional classy beats you’d hope to get from Daedelus. Bespoke features some of the finest vocalist and collabs I’ve seen in a long time. Whens the last time you heard a tune with the infamous Milosh?! Well Tailor-Made is beyond sexy and so is the Tokimosta remix. The track Slowercase D has been on repeat since I got a promo copy of this. Another stellar track that I love is Overwhelmed featuring Bilal as well as In Tatters.

Overall the best way I can describe this whole album by saying I felt like getting dressed up proper and popping a few bottles of wine and jamming out. It has such a classy polished sound with hints of bass on a few tracks.

Right now Daedelus is on his third Magical Property Tour with Tokimonsta and Shlohmo. The real highlight of this tour is the brand spanking new Archimedes visual show! I can not say that I’ve ever seen such an amazing light show in my life. I don’t want to ruin it but just imagine lots of mirrors, two projectors, and tons of spotlights hitting you at different angles. I was at the first show where it was debuted and WOW. Never have I been so impressed. It works perfectly with his style of play and energy. If you’ve been a fan of Daedelus and have only listened to his albums get ready!!! His live sets are completely different from his LPs. He rocks the monome hard and brings heavy grimey beats arranged in constant loops. It’s pure bass loops with high energy that keeps you move and wanting more. You do NOT want to miss out on this tour! I’ve seen the past two tours and this one they’ve outdone themselves.

Don’t forget to pick up the Bespoke LP on Ninjatune in late April!
It’s fascinating to see such a contrast in his album and the live show.

1. Tailor-Made (feat. Milosh)
2. Sew, Darn, Mend
3. Penny Loafers (feat. Inara George)
4. One and Lonely (feat. Young Dad)
5. Suit Yourself
6. What Can You Do? (feat. Busdriver)
7. French Cuffs (feat. Baths)
8. In Tatters (feat. Kelela Mizanekristos)
9. Slowercase D
10. Overwhelmed (feat. Bilal)
11. Nightcap

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