Dead Seal



San Francisco producer Derrick Boyd (aka Dead Seal) plays maestro and master of ceremonies in San Francisco's underground techno scene. In the studio and in live performance, Dead Seal sings, plays clarinet, guitar, bass and laptop - creating a biomechanical cabaret for the dancefloor. His sense of bravado and daring blurs the line between a gritty rock show and the microprocessor-obsessed futurism of techno. His powerful stage presence is part Iggy Pop and part Perry Farrell. More than just a unique personality, he brings control and dark seduction to his entranced crowds. Even the alias Dead Seal is part of this mystique, acting as "a symbol of my past, present and future lives - reminding me that I am more than just a man."

Boyd has been a recording junkie since his teens, creating a volume of over a hundred tracks which he jokingly refers to as his "Dead Seal Scrolls". "I am really hard on myself and demand a lot of myself before I die. But I assure everyone that the best has yet to come. I'm just getting warmed up." This is not mere talk; in 2009 he has delivered 18 new tracks to the labels Untitled & After, Auralism, Nightlight Music and Whiskey Pickle. In addition to Dead Seal, Boyd divides time between playing bass in the band Landshark with DJ/producers Lance DeSardi and Tasho as well as his latest project the Machine Forest with his girlfriend Zoe Presnic.
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