Brendan Angelides, aka “Eskmo” and “Welder”, recently relocated to San Francisco from Connecticut. He is a writer, producer, graphic illustrator, photographer, and most recently has undertaken video shoots and editing. He has been writing and producing a number of styles of electronic music steadily since 1999 – from drum & bass to house, breaks, techno, downtempo, as well as ambient. The name of “Eskmo” is used for his aggressive breaks/drum & bass oriented sounds, and “Welder” is for his melodic downtempo, indie trip-hop, and urban-influenced world fusion.

From 1999 to 2004, Brendan traveled along the East Coast of the US as a live PA act featuring on-the-spot manipulation of songs with various keyboards, samplers, effects processors, etc. He has played in NYC, Philly, San Francisco, Hartford, and Boston, among other places. He has also worked in various studios throughout England and the United States with fellow artists. Under his Eskmo alias he currently has releases on UK labels Cyberfunk and Vertical Sound, NYC-based label Downbeat and just recently the Texas-based drum & bass label Freestyle Recordings. Keep your eyes on this up and coming artist…

Vines & Stream

Catalog #: CYBER1024
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Welder’s debut downtempo album combines organic broken beats with urban and world flavors. Welder has been compared to the likes of Moby and The Orb and in our view brings whole new elements of flavor to the table. This is the kind of album that you’ll grow to love the more you hear it.

“Welder’s Vines & Stream is absolutely wonderful! If you’re looking for a chilled out album with every song being hits (a tall order), this is by far the one! The entire album is tied together by the same “sound” but all songs have their own uniqueness. Although the title of the album may make it appear as though it’s a calming ambient album, it’s actually a great electronic/chillout/borderline triphop album with fantastic (but not over the top) beats. I cannot say enough about this album. Request it, listen to it, then buy it – you won’t be disappointed.”
– Lounging Sound

“I just don’t believe the quality of sounds on Vines & Stream… each and every track is just pure auditory bliss… a whiff of fresh spring breeze. Welder is one of the best surprises of 2006, I am simply loving this album. This is an astounding effort for a debut with excellent production quality. All the sounds are playful, organic, very uplifting and danceable. I see many happy faces listening to Welder.”
– Decompression Chamber

“Vines & Stream frequently delights through its heavily melodic instrumentals hosting considerable atmospheres and wide sound palettes. It is oozing with melodic content and uplifting strings.”
– Barcode Magazine

“A lush album of urban beats and downtempo moods. The album glows with color as Welder tends to paint his sound with broad vivid sonic strokes – bold, bright, and uplifting.”
– Morpheus Music

Purple & Orange (The Remixes)

Catalog #: CYBER1042
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One of the hit tracks off the Welder album Vines & Stream album gets reworked by some of most diverse acclaimed producers, each putting their own unique twist on Welder’s sounds, and resulting in a pack of tracks that could easily be listened to as an album.

Audiovoid handed us a remix that blew our minds, being a glitched out edgy and yet pretty at the same time remix.

Fanu, known for his Drum & Bass output, delivers an urban and edgy remix.

Bluetech provides a playful and uplifting rework.

Dov gave us an experimental midtempo remix that could muddle a few minds with all the percussive edits.

Welder even gave a hand and remixed his own track again , this time making it an experimental ambient piece.

“This is something digital and organic like a computer with it’s processor power rooted in the earth. This is uplifting and at moments has glimpses of melancholy, simply put … outstanding.”