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For the Record is a conversation series where we speak with all manner of music heads — DJs, music journos, indie label captains, record shop owners, listening bar kingpins, et al — about their stories + the music that makes them.

Alfred Darlington (Daedelus)

Under the alias Daedelus, Alfred Darlington has been an instigator of electronic music culture for the past 20+ years. A fore-figure of Los Angeles' Beat Scene they have released over 20+ LPs, countless EPs, remixes, and additional productions on labels such as Ninja Tune, WARP, Brainfeeder, and more. As a performer they're synonymous with controllers, from the Monome to computer-free modular, and have played over 1,000+ shows on 6 continents at venues ranging from the underground Low End Theory to festival mainstages such as Coachella.
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Alfred is also a founding dj at Dublab, founding faculty member for the Berklee College of Music's EDI (Electronic Digital Instrument) program, and S.E.T.I. artist in residence.

Music Mentions

Steps into making music (12:25):

Conceptualists getting overlooked (24:02):

Classroom environment / teaching at Berklee (28:22):


Discovering music today (44:36):

First album ever purchased (51:22):

Most recent album purchased (53:00):

Artists of note discovered in the past year (54:45):

Desert island discs (1:01:14):

Recommended guests for future episodes (1:06:27):