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Chop Shop and Silver Wrapper presents


Wylie Cable

Fri · July 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Alfred Darlington isn’t your average cookie-cutter musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandism), to how he makes music, to how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual, a ‘bespoke’ outlook.

Alfred was born in Santa Monica in 1977 to an artist mother and psychologist father. Musical from very early on, as a child he was classically and jazz-trained in a number of instruments, but his interests were broad and varied – less a prodigy than a renaissance boy whose obsessions ranged from Greek legend to the mountains of Wales. As a 15 year old he finally persuaded his parents to take him to the Principality. Whilst in a YMCA in London he flipped the radio dial, found a pirate radio station and taped some UK rave and hardcore. “It was my first ‘Eureka!’ moment in music,” he says.

Back in the US he joined local rock bands, jazz bands and ska bands, which he enjoyed but felt limited by,too. At home he was listening to Warp, Ninja and your harder electronic stuff. He started DJing out the more leftfield side of drum and bass and making his own rudimentary productions. They were meant to be drum & bass but they kept turning out different and from his outsider’s experiments his own style was born. He chose the name Daedelus as he had a childhood obsession with invention, and what was he doing, after all, if not tinkering and fiddling and experimenting like the “gentleman inventors” of old?
Wylie Cable
Wylie Cable is the founder of Los Angeles based Dome of Doom Records, an independent artist owned label that's been putting out new experimental and underground music over the past 7 years from many of LA's finest up-and-comers as well established beat scene veterans (Daedelus, Linafornia, DJ Nobody, Huxley Anne, Elusive, Space Gang, ELOS, Swisha, to name a few...) Wylie Cable has released five full length albums on Dome of Doom since the labels inception, and continues to produce new records and tour with artists from the Dome of Doom roster.

An L.A. native, Cable grew up riding his bike around the streets of Silverlake and learning to read music and play instruments in L.A. public schools. After traveling to play in national competitions with his high school symphony orchestra, Cable learned how to slap the standup bass at CalArts, where he studied under LA Phil Co-principal bassist Peter Rofe. Wylie also studied Electric Bass in his teens with Lonnie Marshall, founding member of Weapon of Choice, and Kaveh Rastegar of Kneebody. Throughout his musical education, Wylie has played in more bands and ensembles than we could list on this page. For the curious, here is a small sampling: Grapes & Nuts, The Dog of Tears Orchestra, Oroborii, Freeblind, Einsteins Vacation on Turtle Island & The DeathMedicine Band.

Today, Cable’s channeled his passion for music into running one of the beat scene’s most promising record labels, Dome of Doom.

Now in its seventh year, Dome of Doom has one foot in the physical past with an ear for contemporary and futuristic sounds. Each project is pressed to a limited run of cassettes (most of which sell out) and is available for your downloading/streaming pleasure (check the entire catalog on their Bandcamp). No matter the genre or subgenre, each project features an array of innovative instrumentals, the emphasis on head-nodding low end and the ethereal. With releases from veterans like Daedalus, DJ Nobody and Kenny Segal, as well as promising newcomers like Linafornia and Eureka the Butcher, the label might be the bridge the LA beat scene needs to continue.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647