Datahowler
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Datahowler

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States
EDM Indie

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Datahowler, born Ross Edman, is a Mad Scientist from Dallas, Texas. A musician, producer, designer and wizard. At a young age Ross trained classically in percussive arts eventually moving on to guitar, keys and sequencers. His history traverses many genres from touring in Hardcore outfits to Motown revival acts, to creating indie mash ups and making tripped out space beats.

Most recently Mr. Edman has collaborated with members of The Polyphonic Spree and shared the stage with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Purity Ring, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Die Antwood, Yelle, Junior Boys, Baths and Braids. In addition to his musical abilities, Edman has designed art for Mos Def, Ryan Adams and Jimmy Eat World. He also loves to make stuff - specially projection installations, terrariums and other magical goods.

Datahowler's latest release, "The Crystal Gazers" comes in the form of a limited edition 10" colored vinyl / digital EP. It's 5 songs and 20 minutes of Ross' favorite sonic compositions.

Datahowler was crowned 'Best New Artist' in the 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards and is currently nominated for 'Best Electronic Act' in the 2012 DOMA's.

Below are some thoughts from a few critics. To us, Datahowler is simply a genius.

“All squelchy synth and laid-back drums, with more than a hint of DJ Shadow.” - Snipe

“A science fiction-inspired romp through hip-hop, downtempo, and other genres.” - Prefix Magazine

"Genre-bending soundscapes mix downtempo and ambient electronic sounds with elements of hip-hop, sci-fi and, yeah, with a little dollop of chillwave"
- Dallas Observer

"G
rimy intergalactic production filled with heavy drum breaks and intricate synthesizer work. For fans of Prefuse 73, Onra and Pretty Lights." - eatsleepbreathemusic

“The future sound is upon us. Datahowler is sending signals from his Dallas base to us all, communicating through the medium of his music: beat music reminiscent of the likes of Hudson Mohawke and James Blake, filled with hip hop references, spacey 8-bit experimentalism, howling chilled-out or fast-forwarded high pitched garage-esque vocals and artwork that reminds me of Ghostly International‘s own experimental ambient producer Tycho aka ISO50.” - Bad Fotography