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Free The Robots
The Balance

Elsewhere Studios

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Free the Robots (born Chris Alfaro) is an underground hip hop producer from Santa Ana, California, USA. Free the Robots pulls together jazz, psychedelic music, electronic music and hip hop, with pro-gressive melodies and devastating drums. His techniques create harmony between genres with the blending of obscure samples with analog and digital compositions.

Free the Robots started as a side project by Chris Alfaro in 2003, while also playing with different bands, DJing, producing tracks for rappers. Having worked with so many different styles of music, Free the Robots brought everything together under one roof, allowing further exploration. With the use of samples, controllers, and other live instruments, he creates a balance between the sounds of the past, present and future. He has reached a worldwide audience since its beginnings and found its place among the top artists in this genre, sharing the stage with the likes of Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Afrika Bambaataa and more. In 2010, Free the Robots shared the stage with The Gas-lamp Killer and Daedelus at the Masquerade Venue in Atlanta, Georgia. His second album "Ctrl Alt Del", which features Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2010.

"The Balance", his third full-length album, was released in 2013. - Wiki

"Portishead-like atmosphere meets futuristic sonics on 'The Balance'...There’s no better testament to the originality and fertility of the Los Angeles beat music scene than the fact that five years after the world began to take note, the music is as innovative as ever. Free the Robots, a.k.a. Santa Ana-based Chris Alfaro, could be dubbed the DJ Shadow of the Low End Theory community — a man whose voracious appetite for sound strains lands him someplace noir, where he taps a dark, psychedelic vein while boasting highly technical hip-hop production prowess." - Spin



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Free The Robots


The Balance


Elsewhere Studios


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Electronica, Hip Hop


Glitch, Downtempo, Experimental

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