Show: Aerrow Shapiro’s Hour of Power (Wednesdays @ 2 PM PT)
Seattle-born and Los Angeles-based electronic musician Robert DeLong fuses EDM influences with singer/songwriter and pop workings. With his use of MIDI interfaces and live mixing, he creates music through keyboards, drum pads, drum sets, and gaming controllers. His debut album Just Movement was released early 2013, summing up the influences that shape his musical world.
Its lead single “Global Concepts” (accompanied by a video that aired on various TV outlets, including MTV2, notably through its block 120 Minutes) provides a taste of what is to come in the rest of the album. This electro-dance-driven track is mixed with funky drums and percussion reminiscent of Caribbean rhythms. When the song asks the listener through its lyric, “Did I make you [expletive] dance?” this question seems to become the album’s mission statement, especially considering the sounds on the other tracks.