If you went solely by his previous musical outings you could be inclined to believe that Santa Monica-born Alfred Wiesburg Roberts, known as Daedelus, is the man to take hip hop and electronica's bastardized lovechild forward. Well, in a way he is, but it goes way further than that.
If his penchant for Edwardian attire and drawing heavy influence from early 90s UK hardcore doesn't suggest something other, then maybe a closer inspection of his homemade sounds will. Personally responsible for a plethora of visionary releases on Plug Research, Mush, Eastern Developments, etc, Daedelus' uncompromising knack of fusing elements as disparate as techno, jazz, classical, rap, lullabies, 30s and 40s string arrangements, Japanese easy listening and, of course, hip hop has so far resulted in six studio albums. He's also played some of London's most important live shows this year.
The album touches on many styles and influences. Is it a true representation of you?
"This record is the fullest representation of my material yet, by far. Just in the sense that I've always been fidgeting between a hip hop and an electronic idea, like an amalgamation of the two."