"Brendan Angelides, aka "Eskmo" & "Welder" , is a San Francisco based producer & live performer. He currently has releases on Warp Records, Planet Mu and Ancestor.
He has been producing and performing live electronic music since 1999. His live sets under both monikers are currently based around Ableton Live utilizing various midi controllers with on the spot warping, queing and key work. He has covered numerous styles throughout the years and it has grown to a fusion of thick, floor-creaking bass layered with rich, oozing melodies and syncopated rhythms.
Brendan has been featured in numerous publications such as Pitchfork, URB, DJMAG and XLR8R and on such shows as BBC Radio 1 and RinseFM. He has performed throughout the UK, into Spain, France and Canada. Aside from international bookings, he has performed in clubs, at theaters and at festivals in major cities across the US. He has shared the stage with notable acts such as Amon Tobin, STS9, Flying Lotus, Scuba, The Glitch Mob, Si Begg, Tipper and others.
In 2009, after years of releasing on various dance labels, Brendan started his own fully distributed digital label entitled "Ancestor". The label was created to release his works and collaborative projects of all styles.