As somebody who’s been into Shlohmo’s beats for a minute now, it’s nice to see him getting the props he so deserves these days.
Currently residing in NYC, the SoCal native cut his teeth at the now legendary Low End Theory (I had the chance to see him headline the SF edition of Low End Theory back in January, and it did not disappoint).
Many were completely unaware of him until a couple of high-profile remixes he did in 2010-11, but the release of his stunning debut LP, 2011’s “Places,” changed all of that, earning some serious Internet Hype Points (including some from this blog) in the process.
He’s undeniably the best of the second generation abstract/left-field beatmakers, and I feel the best of them overall after Flying Lotus (who has been pretty quiet for the last year or so).
With his new Vacation EP, released on LA-based Friends of Friends imprint, Shlohmo continues in the vein he’s been working for sometime: moody and atmospheric with unusual sound design and his unmistakably off-kilter percussion – full of stutters, pops and clicks. Amazing stuff from someone who, at only 23, has quite a promising future ahead of him.
And here are Some Shlohmo remixes for y’all: