Alfred Darlington, better known as Daedelus, is an influential Los Angeles producer and cornerstone of the electronic & beat music scenes both locally and internationally. Over the last 15 years, he has released a number of full-lengths, EPs and remixes on labels like Ninja Tune, Anticon, and most recently Brainfeeder, namely the collaborative Kneebody Kneedelus release last year.
On October 28th, Daedelus will release his latest full-length, ‘Labyrinths’, on his own label, Magical Properties, marking the first time Daedelus has released an LP on his imprint.
The album features guest appearances from Moses Sumney, Seven Davis Jr, Vōx, the Voidz Amir Yaghmai, Zeroh, longtime collaborator Busdriver, and wife Laura Darlington. Guest musicians include Teebs, Goodnight Cody, and the Voidz drummer Alex Carapetis.
Twisting, complex, and rhizomatic – Daedelus unfurls a maze of genre on ‘Labyrinths’, juxtaposing disparate influences while maintaining an underlying love and appreciation for all styles. The record serves as a response and critique of the current state of EDM, in which Daedelus attempts to answer his own questions with style rather than cynicism using the labyrinth metaphor.
You can listen to the title track from the album ‘Labyrinths’ below;