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A taste of Helado Negro

A taste of Helado Negro

He has a Brooklyn brownstone, a genre-defying electronic sound that has won over fans at Spin, SXSW and the prickly crowd at Pitchfork, and a cooler-than-thou stage name that translates as "Black Ice Cream." But the inspiration for Helado Negro's critically lauded 2014 album, "Double Youth," was found in a place slightly less hip: a closet in Davie. It was in his childhood home that the recent discovery of a picture of himself as a boy filled the artist, born Roberto Carlos Lange, with a collision of emotions that now flicker through the music on the album. The image, which shows a 7-year-old Lange, his face painted, seated next to a cousin, was taken at the 1987...