Posts Tagged ‘Robert DeLong’

February 24, 2018
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We’ve been wondering for awhile now what Robert Delong has been up to, since the multi-talented Los Angeles based artist and producer has been silent on the new music front for nearly a year. Not only has his music always been freshly creative and thoroughly riveting, but he’s a jaw dropping one-man band live, surrounded on stage by an incredible array of instruments and technical toys. Not only is Robert back today, but he’s partnered up with two-time Grammy nominated Stanford alumni K.Flay for his new release, too. As can be expected with anything that involves K.Flay, Favorite Color is Blue is a vociferous and confident strutting mish mash of alt electronica, alt pop, and electro-rock. The resounding single is a glitchy rumbling, torrid seething march of an exhilarating anthem. Favorite Color Is Blue is available, here.

July 10, 2015
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ZZ Ward recently revealed the lead single off her forthcoming sophomore album This Means War, and LOVE 3X is now making the huge remix rounds. The latest talented act to tweak the tune is IHM electronic favorite Robert DeLong. He gives LOVE 3X a mind melting makeover that includes an abundance of his drum kit heavy syncopation, some heaving droopiness, and plenty of glitchy choppiness. The organic, dynamic remix has me picturing Robert at the helm of his mounds of corded equipment, drum sets, and joystick controls, brilliantly conducting and instrumenting orchestral electronic masterpieces. ZZ Ward’s new album, This Means War, will be releasing on September 18th.

June 16, 2015
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To be honest, it’s hard for me to count how many times I’ve seen Robert DeLong live by now, but he’s so incredibly riveting live each and every time, with his jaw dropping setup including mounds of equipment tangled together with cords weaving every which way, that I’ll never tire of seeing him. Robert’s a one man band, and those who haven’t seen him live yet are in for a spectacular surprise when they head to a Robert DeLong show for the first time. While I’m a huge fan of Robert’s debut dance album Just Movement from a couple years back, I’ve always enjoyed how much growth and versatility Robert’s shown on his recent new music. New song Don’t Wait Up, which comes with a “one man band” video to illustrate my above ramblings, delves into a new wave meets summery synthpop sound that definitely solidifies my wondrous enjoyment of his ever changing music. Don’t Wait Up exhibits more maturity and a fantastic ability to draw from influences past and present. Don’t Wait Up is from Robert DeLong’s sophomore album In The Cards, out September 18th on Glassnote Records. 

June 10, 2015
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I caught part of Robert Delong’s set at Live 105 fest BFD just a couple days ago, and as always, the one man wonder was spectacular on stage, with his heaps and heaps of mind boggling equipment and endless cords. Having followed this man’s electronic career for a few years now, I’m absolutely thrilled that his recent single Long Way Down has lifted him to even more splendorous levels of accolade and reverence. Some very cool remixes of the song have also surfaced in the interim, and the latest edit to delight my ears is a liquid drum and bass remix by London’s Breakage, who gives the track a pensive twist with rolling percussion and a more expansively spacious approach. There’s a more solemn profoundness to Breakage’s Long Way Down, one that leaves me in a reflective, thoughtful mood.

March 25, 2015
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I’m so incredibly happy that Robert Delong has gained some major traction with his recent single Long Way Down, after my friends and I have been huge fans of his work for some time now. Every time we catch Robert live, he drops our jaws with the sheer amount of drums and equipment he utilizes, solo, on stage. For a superb new remix of Long Way Down, we turn to Sean Glass, the son of Glassnotes Records founder Daniel Glass. The remix, which premiered on KCRW over the weekend, is a disco house laced take on the electronic jam. Choppy vocals and a thrilling tempo make for an instant banger. The remix is Sean Glass’ first release as a producer, and it’s a sign of much to come, I’m sure.

OFFICIAL VID: Robert Delong – Long Way Down

February 28, 2015

Every time I’ve seen Robert Delong live, he’s blown the audience’s minds with his intricate set up and one man show. Endless contraptions, including converted video game controllers, countless monitors, and numerous drum kits deck out the stage. Robert performs every song, live, and organic, utilizing all these machines and instruments. By himself. Today, he’s unleashed a music video for his latest single, Long Way Down. It’s one of his least vibrant and high energy tunes, but still so electrifying and catchy. It’s also his most pop leaning songs, and it’s helping him gain some of the widespread attention he’s deserved for some time now. Long Way Down is the titel track from Robert’s new EP, out now.

October 28, 2014
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I can’t believe it’s already been more than a year since we’ve enjoyed anything new from Washington electronic talent Robert DeLong. His debut album Just Movement was such a gem filled, hook laden treat, carrying plenty of lively electronic pop songs. On top of that, everything was even more terrific live, when Robert DeLong would demonstrate his one man skills: singing, drumming, skillfully utilizing endless electronic equipment, and playing music like he plays video games, on stage (using x-box controllers and other cool items to play his music). Come November 6, Robert will grace San Francisco again with his presence, playing a Popscene set at the Rickshaw. Apparently, he has some new material to delight us with, including this new single, Long Way Down. It’s the title track off an EP coming November 10, and its one of his mid-tempo, less dance leaning tunes, still electric, but more gritty and dark. In fact, I find myself reminded of Dan Croll, just more far more synthy.

October 28, 2014
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I can’t believe it’s already been more than a year since we’ve enjoyed anything new from Washington electronic talent Robert DeLong. His debut album Just Movement was such a gem filled, hook laden treat, carrying plenty of lively electronic pop songs. On top of that, everything was even more terrific live, when Robert DeLong would demonstrate his one man skills: singing, drumming, skillfully utilizing endless electronic equipment, and playing music like he plays video games, on stage (using x-box controllers and other cool items to play his music). Come November 6, Robert will grace San Francisco again with his presence, playing a Popscene set at the Rickshaw. Apparently, he has some new material to delight us with, including this new single, Long Way Down. It’s the title track off an EP coming November 10, and its one of his mid-tempo, less dance leaning tunes, still electric, but more gritty and dark. In fact, I find myself reminded of Dan Croll, just more far more synthy.

OFFICIAL VID: Robert DeLong – Happy

August 14, 2013

Washington electronic musician Robert DeLong is back with a new video for Happy. There’s some weird cult thing going on in the clip along with ample showcasing of DeLong’s gadget wizardly (who else uses game controllers in his sets?). Happy is a shot of energetic EDM off of Robert Delong’s excellent debut album Just Movement. I had tons of fun seeing this guy and his signature orange X shirt live this past year (fest set and headlining set). Go out and dance to him sometime if you get the chance.

OFFICIAL VID: Robert DeLong – Happy

August 14, 2013

Washington electronic musician Robert DeLong is back with a new video for Happy. There’s some weird cult thing going on in the clip along with ample showcasing of DeLong’s gadget wizardly (who else uses game controllers in his sets?). Happy is a shot of energetic EDM off of Robert Delong’s excellent debut album Just Movement. I had tons of fun seeing this guy and his signature orange X shirt live this past year (fest set and headlining set). Go out and dance to him sometime if you get the chance.