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Daedelus+Salva

The Difference Engine, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’ 1990 novel, spawned steampunk, thereby outfitting your local baristas with twirly mustaches and pocket watches. Surprisingly, it’s a delightful read regardless, envisioning a fantastical Victorian-era England where computers are invented a century early. Daedelus has been campaigning for his own spin-off since the early ‘00s: Of Snowdonia, for instance, is a classic revisioning of the invention of hip-hop by Dickensian dandies. He’s since added UK bass & juke and to his bag of doo-dads, along with his tried-and-true ear tonics of twiddle-hop, snow punk, and old-fashioned IDM. Supporters Salva, Ryan Hemsworth & Samo Sound Boy are a dance music varsity squad—this one’s a value pack.

Sat., March 2, 11 p.m., 2013

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Daedelus

This late night after-party for night three of the Disco Biscuits’ five-night Nokia run is a great chance to see Los Angeles avant-rap beat blender Daedelus without having to be exposed to a jam band. Daed has wore many hats—the avant-rap producer behind 2003’s monumentally slept-on The Weather, the lush electronic soundscapist of 2004’s Of Snowdonia, or even sensitive psych-poptronic wonderkid on this year’s collabo with his wife, The Long Lost. But he always manages to deftly chop and mutate beats at their squishiest. With Two Fresh.

Wed., Dec. 30, 1 a.m., 2009