‘Northside Festival: Ninja Tune Showcase with Daedelus’


He’s a yeoman, this Daedelus. Live, he’s accessorized with an ascot, a Mac, and racks of the LED bizarre. Our collective memories of analog ’80s bump juice and phrases ripped from rap records get tucked between a hard drive’s wafers, and Mir spare parts power the entire bit to dance floor victory. Don’t ask where anything linear is, because Daedelus is on some fractal rock shit, and his software might not have been invented yet. It’s all part of Ninja Tune night at the Northside Festival, which also includes Montrealites and 500-meters-deep beat generators Ghislain Poirier and Megasoid. How do you say “get crunk” in Canadian?

Sat., June 13, 11 p.m., 2009