Robert DeLong

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Robert DeLong
Robert DeLong 2014.jpg
DeLong performing at SXSW in 2014
Background information
Born(1986-02-18) February 18, 1986 (age 28)
OriginBothell, Washington, USA[1]
GenresHouse, electronica, EDM, moombahton[2]
Occupationssinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, drums, vocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsGlassnote Records
Websitewww.robertdelong.com
 
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Robert DeLong
Robert DeLong 2014.jpg
DeLong performing at SXSW in 2014
Background information
Born(1986-02-18) February 18, 1986 (age 28)
OriginBothell, Washington, USA[1]
GenresHouse, electronica, EDM, moombahton[2]
Occupationssinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, drums, vocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsGlassnote Records
Websitewww.robertdelong.com

Robert Charles Edward DeLong (born February 18, 1986)[3] 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.

Background[edit]

DeLong grew up in the Seattle suburb of Bothell.[4] His father was a drummer.[5] Robert played in various bands while he was in high school. He studied drums at Azusa Pacific University,[6] partially supported by a scholarship.[7] While in college, he played in the band The Denouement[8][9] and settled in Los Angeles after graduation. His equipment and clothing feature an orange "X" logo; this same logo, or a variant of it, is often painted on his face and those of his fans.[5]

Music[edit]

DeLong started as a drummer for indie rock bands[1] but added more electronic elements to his compositions following his exposure to their use at raves.[2] 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.[10] He released his first full-length album, Just Movement, on Glassnote Records on 5 February 2013. 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."[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Off Stage: Robert DeLong". Leveled Magazine. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert DeLong on Just Movement". ASCAP. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Alk, Nell (5 February 2013). "Robert DeLong is an EDM Artist on the Rise". BlackBook Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Zel (1 February 2013). "Robert DeLong, 'Just Movement': Exclusive Album Premiere". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Robert DeLong Unplugged – Digilove Exclusive Interview". 4 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Bain, Katie (5 February 2013). "Robert DeLong: Deep Thoughts on the Dance Floor". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Paul Michael Roberts Memorial". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Collier, Kevin (28 June 2012). "Azusa’s Best: Robert DeLong, Scott Ryan and Johanna Chase". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Denoueblog". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Neyland, Nick (10 December 2012). "Robert DeLong: Going Global". CMJ. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Capps, Rob (15 March 2013). "Robert DeLong Knows the Cheat Code to Make You Dance". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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