Robert DeLong, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.”
DeLong began performing his genre-bending songs in 2010, where he uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music to fuse electronic dance beats with rock ‘n’ roll melodies.
As DeLong started playing more and more shows, most recently playing the Silver Lake Jubilee Festival, The Starscape Festival in Baltimore, Maryland and and opening for STRFKR, he immediately caught the attention of critics and fans alike. Albany’s Alternative Rock station, WEQX added “Global Concepts,” by DeLong, which has since become the stations’#1 most requested song. DeLong has also received radio play from influential rock stations such as KCRW and KROQ, where DeLong’s “Happy” is currently the #4 song on their Local’s Only show.