1978 (age 39)
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Edan is known for his unlikely take on hip-hop culture, where traditional rap songs are often skewed by 60’s rock samples, tape echoes, and foreign language choruses (not to mention the off-beat humor and surrealist imagery incorporated via his lyrics).
His most recent release, an audio-visual mega-mix, entitled ‘Echo Party Movie’, is an ambitious pastiche of dance, rapp, and punk that utilizes everything from turntables to tape echo, glockenspiel to guitar, and moog to kazoo. Once completed, the heady audio collage was then given to celluloid-splicer-extraordinaire, Tom Fitzgerald, who meticulously set the music to a wild array of found footage (sources ranging from Bollywood & martial arts films to subversive 60's animation, obscure new wave 8mm & vintage breakdance/graff footage).
Edan's previous effort, “Beauty And The Beat”, drew worldwide acclaim, most notably for its graceful marriage of hip-hop and rock-based psychedelia. Despite being off the beaten track musically, Edan tastefully/cautiously blends these influences into something new, with an emphasis on skills and originality. Keeping In line with said emphasis, the man is a world class deejay and emcee, taking it back to basics yet pushing forward at the same time… On stage, his repertoire includes cutting/looping up records such as Thin Lizzy’s ‘Johnny the Fox’ with one hand while holding the mic with the other and spitting his verse over it in good time, not to mention simultaneously stepping on a delay pedal for the sake of added texture…
As for upcoming projects, Edan is currently working on a few things at once. A rapp EP with emphasis on sonic grit and group/crew culture, a rock EP with Edan singing and playing various instruments, and a psych/soul/break-oriented deejay mix are all set to see the light of day within eight years from the moment you read this…
EDAN LIKE MUSIC.
EDAN BORN IN LATE SEVENTIES.
EDAN HAVE LOVING PARENTS WHO SUPPORT HIM & RAISE HIM GOOD. NO SMOKING. NO FIGHTING. JUNK FOOD SOMETIMES.
EDAN HAVE NO BROTHERS AND NO SISTERS.
EDAN LOOK AT HIMSELF IN MIRROR & DO DANCE & MAKE FACE.
EDAN HEAR BEATLE MUSIC & DOO-WOP ROCKING ROBIN.
EDAN PLAY PIANO.
EDAN TEACHER SAYS EDAN NOT GOOD AT PIANO.
EDAN SAY FUCK YOU SHUTUP.
EDAN HEAR ROCK AND ROLL JIMI HENDRIX.
EDAN LIKE IN HENDRIX JIMMY PAGE JOHN BONHAM.
EDAN PLAY GUITAR AND LIKE IN N.W.A. BAD WORDS.
EDAN LIKE IN RAPP EMCEES RHYME-IT.
EDAN PLAY IN BASS JAZZ.
EDAN MAKING BEATS FOUR TRACK.
EDAN MAKING RHYME-IT.
EDAN PURCHASE HAUNTED TURNTABLES DEEJAY COMMIT SUICIDE LEAVE TURNTABLES TO EDAN. (true story)
EDAN NIKKE RAP N' SCRATCH.
EDAN DO IT HIMSELF.
EDAN HAPPY MAKE SONG SOUNDS LIKE ALI SHAHEED MU-PHIFEN.
EDAN A LOT IN RAP.
EDAN MAKE SONG ALOT.
EDAN GO TO COLLEGE TO MUSIC IT.
SCHOOL NOT SO GREAT LENNY KRAVITZ.
EDAN PUT OUT TWELVE INCH SINGLE.
EDAN RAP BATTLE AND DEEJAY COMPETE.
EDAN SELL MIX TAPE IN STREET TO EAT.
EDAN RAPP N' SCRATCH AND KEEP ZE BEAT.
EDAN LIVE! CONCERTING AND PEOPLE MEET.
EDAN SEND FOURTH ALBUM UNFINISH TO QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
QUEEN OF ENGLAND GIVING TAPE TO MIKE LEWIS IN HEAVY PRESSURE SECRET.
MIKE MAKE LABEL.
EDAN ALBUM PRIMITIVE PLUS IN STORE AROUND WORLD JAPAN IMPORT SECTION.
EDAN BADD HABIT BUYING FIVE THOUSANDS OF RECORDS.
EDAN CONCENTRATING ON PUT SYD BARRETT FACE ON BIZ MARKIE BODY AND KOOL G RAP BRAIN.
EDAN KEEP ZE BEAT FOR MR. LIFS SOULS OF MISCHIEFS AKROBATIKS DAVID HOLMES REMIX.
CRITIC IN MAGAZINE SAY EDAN OLD SCHOOOL AND GLASSES.
EDAN IN CHILLING HARD IN NEW YORK TIMES & THE WIRE.
EDAN AND INSIGHT RHYME-IT BATTLE IN MAZE MADE FROM FIRE.
EDAN AND INSIGHT GIVE YOU LIVE! CONCERTING.
EDAN WORKING NEW ALBUM.
EDAN NEED BIO FOR PEOPLE READ.
EDAN DO IT HIMSELF.
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