Posted On 28 Apr 2016
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ROBERT DeLONG is an American electronic musician from Bothell, Washington. With a background in drums and influences from a number of indie rock bands, DeLong’s primary genres include house, electronica, EDM, and moombahton. He has released two albums on Glassnote Records: an EP, Global Concepts, in 2012 and Just Movement in 2013. His single, “Global Concepts” reached #33 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in early 2013. DeLong’s new EP entitled Long Way Down was released on November 10, 2014.
DeLong started as a drummer for indie rock bands but added more electronic elements to his compositions following his exposure to their use at raves. DeLong is notable for using video-game peripherals, such as a Wii remote and a joystick, connected to a MIDI interface, to modify his sound. He cites as influences Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and Boards of Canada, among others. His sound has been described by Wired Magazine as a merger of “electronic dance music, alt rock, and vocals into tracks that are poppy enough to make you move but dissonant enough to be interesting.”
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