This is what it sounds like when dubs cry. Nico Jaar jackknifing Henry Laufer’s original into a work of skeletal, hand-carved beauty. If these two aren’t the best IDM producers of their generation, they’re among of the closest ones. From Shlohmo’s Vacation Remixes
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Jonah Bromwich’s most natural trait is telepathy. One of electronic music’s most enjoyable characteristics is its ability to seem alien. It can seem like the kind of advanced sound that everyone will listen to once the singularity takes over and our bodies are ½ nanobot. It’s easy to forget that the beats are crafted according […]
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Shlohmo’s Vacation February 7, 2012
Jonah Bromwich’s favorite vacation spot is the Isle of Wight. There’s only so much concrete meaning that we can infer from beatmakers’ music. Without lyrics acting as signposts, all we have to go on is tempo, mood and the occasional sample. Not much really. That’s what makes it so fun when a producer like Shlohmo […]
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Chris Daly prefers this to “Good Vibrations.” I was conflicted when I first received a copy of Shlohmo’s Bad Vibes. Earlier this year saw the release of his Places EP, which had spawned the eponymous track that remains one of my favorite jams of the year. Was the kid going to come through with a […]
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Shlohmo, the best beatmaker of all-time named after a 94-year old Jewish man, grabs lox and bagels with the ever-dependable BTS Radio crew to cobble together this mix featuring largely undiscovered talent and unheard remixes. For those that don’t know, the 20-year old born Henry Laufer, blogs over at Wediditcollective, where he and his crew […]
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The mission statement of Ernest Gonzales’s Exponential imprint claims that it makes “electronic music for humans” — an aspiration almost as well-worn as the Oscar Wilde pun in the headline. But there’s an emotional warmth to the San Antonio native’s melancholy synthesis of acoustic guitars, 8-Bit nostalgia, and melting synths. Sonically, it’s a distant cousin […]
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Shlohmo received the memo — that furtive Elders of Zion-esque protocol that compels me to write about artists who describe themselves on Myspace as a “tall, lanky, jewy-lookin dude from LA proper,” title songs “Hotboxing the Cockpit,” and create an aural aesthetic in the vein of Ras G, Flying Lotus, and Nosaj Thing. Like his […]
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