Take Five with The Alternate Side: Robert DeLong
Face paint aficionado Robert DeLong is determined to bring a one-man party to the stage, but the Los Angeles-based dance artist isn't interested in churning out the dull brand of roaring EDM as proselytized by Deadmau5 or Skrillex. Adroitly juggling electronic gadgetry, MIDI interfaces, drums, supple pop chops and insightful lyrics, Robert DeLong's music harkens back to a more sophisticated era of dance music.
Bolstered by his breakout single, "Global Concepts," he's also booked an array of festivals — including Coachella, Sasquatch!, and New York's Governor's Ball in June. A UK and European tour begins in May, and DeLong's album, Just Movement, is out now on Glassnote Records.