Lapalux & Daedelus

Lapalux & Daedelus

Huxley Anne, K Cap

Friday Apr 20

10:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

***$20 at the door. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Stuart Howard, known to most as the longstanding and always-innovative Brainfeeder producer Lapalux, has experienced the kind of musical career that has the ability to leave individuals scratching their heads in equal parts wonder and admiration. After sending a simple spec email to Brainfeeder label owner and electronic music titan Flying Lotus back in 2010, Lapalux was quickly signed to the cult label where he released a stream of esteemed EPs and remixes for the likes of Bonobo, Andreya Triana, and Lianne La Havas amongst others, before his debut LP “Nostalchic” dropped in 2011.

The wide recognition Lapalux received early in his career easily attests to his abilities as a producer and artist on the vanguard of electronica, however this whirlwind success wasn’t merely attained in the short year between his chance email and the achievements that followed. On the contrary, Lapalux began making music as a youngster living in Essex, where he picked up his first guitar at the age 11 and, as with much of the technique embodied in his music, took an unorthodox approach to music-making. Rather than simple strumming he began to manipulate, reverse, overdub, and subsequently record the sounds into an old computer his mother had bought. Thus marked a moment of instinct and ingenuity that would continue to delineate his sound.

For Lapalux, whose layered synths and explicit drum patterns can convey a message of strict precision, his process is actually one distinguished by intuition and improvisation, a method that’s boded well in his endeavours scoring films and performance art pieces in his current home of London. Most recently, he composed the soundscape for ‘ABSENT’, a performance art piece presented by dreamthinkspeak in conjunction with the film festival LIFT, and later scored a piece for an art performance entitled ‘Depart’ presented by the same organization. Set in a cemetery in East London, performers moved through Lapalux’s melancholic and decaying soundtrack, which would later become the impetus for his third full-length “Ruinism”.

In addition waves Lapalux has made in the art world, his extensive touring history and sets at venerated festivals like Sonar and Field Day have garnered the attention of both fans and critics on an international scale. Each of his previous albums - “Nostalchic” and “Lustmore” respectively, had sold out album launches and his millions of Spotify streams as well as his plethora of radio mixes have continued to propel his career into a direction that sees no sign of slowing down
Lapalux was raised in rural Essex, midway between countryside and town; the classic, isolated hinterland that's produced many a distinctive British voice. There's a yearning sense to the record that it's tempting to relate to the young Howard's dreams about what his eventual escape into larger life might be. He certainly had a dream start when a shot-in-the-dark email to electronic hothouse Brainfeeder was immediately answered by label head Flying Lotus himself, who quickly moved on to sign him. To this day, Lapalux remains the only British artist on the Los Angeles based label.

Having made fans out of Diplo and SBTRKT, remixed everyone from Lianne La Havas via Crystal Fighters to Bonobo, Tawiah, AlunaGeorge and Speech Debelle, as well as supporting FlyLo and playing the main stage at Sonar and in Japan with Clark, it's prime time for Lapalux's debut full length on BRAINFEEDER.
Daedelus has dedicated his musical career to the war against cliché. Like his mythological namesake, Alfred Darlington is an inventor, a craftsman, a constructor of labyrinths. Others get trapped in the maze; he knows how to build wings.

Full time Musician, part time Dandy.

Music from Santa Monica, California - Sourced from everywhereabouts.
K Cap
K Cap
It started with house parties in suburban Massachusetts - jury-rigged speakers inside of packed, unfinished basements. It grew into a passion for tomorrow's most eclectic sounds and rhythms.
Kevin Capasso is a Producer and DJ from Washington, DC that spans numerous genres and formats. Kevin grew up playing guitar in jazz ensembles and rock bands, but got hooked on instrumental hip-hop and house in high school. He started to experiment with Garageband and DJ software, and found a balance between his classmate's favorite hits and his collection of bass-heavy tracks and tools. After moving to the District for college, he first started out playing nightclubs and parties, and not long after landed several local support slots at venues such as U Street Music Hall, Flash, and Soundcheck. His performances include support for Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, Brodinski, Sonna Fodera, The Knocks, Gina Turner, B.Traits, Grouplove, Luca Lush, Cosmos Midnight, Chrome Sparks, and more.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009