Salva – “Peacemaker”

Paul Salva isn’t new to the game so to speak. He’s clocked time living in Chicago, Miami and the Bay Area among other places, and paid his dues early in the world of turntableism, soaking up the influences of his various locals— be it Miami bass, techno or IDM. In  2011, he hooked up with the Friends of Friends crew to release his debut Complex Housing as well as a pair of subsequent  EPs.

With his most recent project Peacemaker, the (currently) LA-based producer has assembled an impressive array MCs, some of the games hottest up-and-comers. And while managing to get Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs and ASAP Ferg on the same track is impressive, it’s Salva‘s beats that will stay with you afterward—simply put: these tracks hit harder than fuck!

Download the whole thing for free here.


Shlohmo – “Vacation EP”

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.


Shlohmo – “wen uuu (Teebs Remix)”

And here are Some Shlohmo remixes for y’all:

The Weeknd feat. Drake – “Crew Love (Shlohmo Remix)”

Drake – “Marvin’s Room (Shlohmo’s Thru tha Floor Remix)”

Soulja Boy – “Pretty Boy Swag (Shlohmo Remix)”

Burial – “Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)”