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Unreal The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament. Dan Gardopeé is a musician who worked at Straylight Productions.


Daniel Gardopée aka Dan Grandpre (aka Basehead in the tracker community) is an electronic musician and former member of game music production company Straylight Productions, which he founded alongside Andrew Sega back in 1994[1]. He was active in the tracking community during the 1990s and was a member of the groups Five Musicians and Kosmic Free Music Foundation. Afterwards, he went to Tapeworks.[2][3]

As part of Straylight Productions, his music was featured in many games, including Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Crusader: No Remorse, Crusader: No Regret, and Deus Ex.

Gardopée co-composed three CD albums, AtmosphereS: Cultures, AtmosphereS: Moods and AtmosphereS: Pulses, together with Alexander Brandon.[1][4]

In 2001, he had a single track release under the Basehead alias. This release was titled Beacon and was released by the netlabel Monotonik Records.[5]

Since 2005, Gardopée has worked in-house at 2K Games.[6] He also writes reviews for Pitchfork Media.[7]


Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Moros (Dark Presence)by Dan Gardopée
05:48 Unreal Beta
"Erosionby Dan Gardopée
06:48 Mothership Lab, Mothership Core, Skaarj Generator, The Darkening
"Unreal Add-on (Enigma)by Dan Gardopée
03:24 DOM-Cryptic
"Unreal Add-on (Seeker)" by Dan Gardopée
03:26 CTF-Command, CTF-November
"Unreal Add-on (Seeker2)by Dan Gardopée
03:25 CTF-Noxion16


External links and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Interview with Alex Brandon". DeusEx-Machina. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. Frieza. "A Conversation With Alexander Brandon". UnrealSP. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. "Basehead". Amiga Music Preservation. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. "Interview with Alexander Brandon". Squre Enix Music Online (November 2007). Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. "Beacon". Monotonik. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. "NBA 2K12 Manual". GamesDatabase. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. Gardopée, Daniel (February 29, 2000). "The The - NakedSelf". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 18, 2019.

See also[]

Cliff BleszinskiJuan Pancho 'XceptOne' EekelsCedric 'Inoxx' FiorentinoMichiel van den BosAlan 'Talisman' WillardElliot 'Myscha' CannonShane CaudleSidney 'Clawfist' RauchbergerAlexander BrandonJim BrownNick DonaldsonDave EwingMatthias WorchJeremy WarDavid KelvinRich 'Akuma' EastwoodWarren MarshallJames SchmalzSteven PolgeScott McGregorPhil ColeBastiaan FrankMark ReinKevin RieplStarsky PartridgePeter HajbaAndrew SegaWill NevinsRom Di PriscoJesper KydErik de NeveJack PorterEric 'Ebolt' BoltjesMick 'VerMoorD' BeardJean 'El Chicoverde' RochefortDavid 'DavidM' MünnichChris 'Plutonic' BlundellJeremy 'Faceless' GravesEd Duke-CoxNathan 'TomWithTheWeather' OvermanDavid SpalinskiTynan SylvesterRogelio OlguinTeddie TapawanPeter RespondekSjoerd 'Hourences' De JongTim SweeneySascha DikiciyanArtur BialasPaul MeeganJames Parkman