Saturday, July 3, 2010
Shlohmo - Camping EP
Shlohmo released the Camping EP on Friends of Friends a few weeks ago, and I just bought it. For those of you who don't read XLR8R, Shlohmo is 20-year-old Los Angelino Henry Laufer, a fellow alumnus of Crossroads School in Santa Monica, and a BEASTLY beat music producer. He also writes for/runs/helped start the LA-based WEDIDIT Collective, an outlet for countless talented "homies" in the experimental beat biz (my most recent favorites being 0. and LandLord).
Effortlessly combining found sounds, 8-bit synths, and fat glitch-meets-dubstep bass, his last two releases, Shlohmoshun Deluxe and the Shlo-Fi EP (which is free, courtesy of Error Broadcast), have garnered a serious following, and lots of blogosphere/Mary Anne Hobbsosphere love. Not bad for a kid two years older than me.
The EP is, suffice to say, beast. His sound has come pretty damn far: tons of percussion and awesome production without sacrificing all the thick low-end we've come to expect from him. Three bomb remixes by Asura, Shigeto, and Baths also on the EP. Get the Baths remix from XLR8R, I fucking love it as well as everything else Baths has been up to. But more on him later...
Here's a jam, Old Shlo, but awesome. He remixes it into "Tomato Smash" on the EP. From Shlomoshun Deluxe:
Tomato Squeeze - Shlohmo
Buy the EP!!!!! ( Bleep // Boomkat )
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((On a similar note, I'm seeing Baths, along with Daedelus and MatthewDavid, at the Troubadour tonight! This is very very very good. Expect a Baths post after his album comes out July 6th...one of the most inspiring producers of recent months in my opinion))