Chemo | Telemachus
- OriginLondon, UK
- GenresDowntempo · Electronic · Hip Hop · Reggae · Trip Hop · World
David L.G. Webb, known professionally as Chemo or Telemachus is a London based record producer and recording artist. Chemo was named after ‘Chemo’, a “25 foot tall vaguely man-shaped plastic vessel” cartoon character created by DC Comics.
His studio; Kilamanjaro Studios has a reputation as a hub of the British hip hop scene.
Chemo continues to collaborate with artists under the name Chemo, and reserves Telemachus for his full solo projects.
“One of those slightly obscure figures who has helped British hip-hop move along more than most people will probably ever know.”
Chemo began as a Producer and DJ for south london group ‘Frontline’ along with MC’s Syanyde and LeEo. Alongside rapper Conflix he created the Character Assassins series of mixtapes which were notable for featuring ‘Assassin Sessions’ which were recordings made in one take to simulate the live Cypher element of Hip-Hop events.
Alongside DJ Snuff, DJ Steas and Manage, Chemo founded Speakers Corner, a free entry monthly event held in Brixton promoting free speech.
After working on albums for Manage, Kyza, Kashmere, Verb T, Jehst, Triple Darkness and others, Chemo released a solo compilation album titled Squirrelz With Gunz, mixed by former World DMC champion DJ Skully.
A second compilation of his work between 2007-2011 entitled ‘The Stomach of the Mountain’ was released in 2011.
“**** | Album of the month” Q Magazine
Telemachus, son of Odysseus and Penelope, whose name in Greek means “far from battle”, which perhaps reflects his peaceful nature and Hermitic lifestyle. Telemachus is primarily a composer, a sound engineer, a cloistered pedant deeply immersed in the past.
When not caged underground, tethered to rotting synthesizers and microphones, he hunts, he tends to his strawberries, he roasts whole goats on a summers day.
He is a man of loose morals and exceptionally strong musical taste.
He did well at school but wasnt allowed to play the drums.
He is tall, and can see over stuff.
He owns dozens of instruments. He can’t play any instruments.