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CO.FEE + NOCANDO + THUNDERCAT + ERYKAH BADU + FLYING LOTUS + GASLAMP KILLER @ LOW END THEORY

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Unlike the Thom Yorke DJ set at Low End in March, Erykah Badu’s seemed to be a secret well-kept until the few hours right before her performance. The first lady of neo-soul finally took the stage at around midnight, after sets by Nocando and Co.fee. The dance floor was packed and steamy as she played a mix of 90s hip hop and old-school R&B–Rick James’ “I Love You Mary Jane” drew a particularly good response—and contemporary hip-hop, like Dilla’s “Workingonit.”

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APR. 10: KXSC FEST w/ FLYING LOTUS + ABE VIGODA + PURO INSTINCT + ANA CARAVELLE + SISTER CRAYON + MORE

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

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VIDEO: THOM YORKE DJ SET AT LOW END THEORY 3/9/11

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Photography by Theo Jemison You probably missed out on Radiohead’s Thom Yorke’s surprise DJ set at Low End Theory last week, so you’ll be happy to know that it was filmed! Thom Yorke Live DJ Set @ Low End Theory LA 3.9.11 from Theo Jemison on Vimeo. “We have a very special guest tonight … act like he’s one of us. He is one of us,” said Daddy Kev, the Low End Theory co-founder. (via Pop & Hiss) Rumors started that early that afternoon he might show up, but it wasn’t until Flying Lotus texted him photos of the crowd that he was convinced to come out. He spun an hour-and-twenty-minute a set of Kraftwerk, Burial, Modeselektor, Major Lazer, and Squarepusher, and danced adorably.…

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AUSTIN PERALTA: GO THROUGH THE DARKNESS

March 15th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Pianist Austin Peralta has been traveling jazz’s interstellar space ways since he was 15 and his new album, Endless Planets, hangs naturally in the Brainfeeder universe. He speaks now about life and death and the few feelings worth feeling in between. This interview by Lainna Fader and Miles Clements.

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NEW BILAL VIDEO DIRECTED BY FLYING LOTUS FEAT. ERYKAH BADU, THUNDERCAT, AND SHAFIQ HUSAYN

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments

New video for Bilal’s “Levels” directed by FlyLo for Vtech/Plug Research, featuring Erykah Badu, Thundercat, and Shafiq Husayn: FULL SCREENThe Sounds of VTech / Bilal Levels    Lotus, on the concept of the video: I originally wanted to keep visual themes with another video from my last LP called ‘mmhmm’ off of my last album.  It featured Thundercat as an intergalactic bass player in a super strange world created by ‘Special Problems’.  Since Thundercat was part of this song, I thought it could be fun to continue the visual style and feel of this space opera.  In the end you have this crazy video made of so much mixed media, geek dreams and lots of love. Check out our review of Bilal’s Airtight’s Revenge, out now…

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L.A. RECORD ASSOC. PUBLISHER LAINNA FADER’S TOP 25 RECORDS OF 2010 (UPDATED w/ VIDEOS)

December 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m generally not a fan of top x album of the year lists (cause the ones I see on other blogs ignore the massive amount of incredible releases on small labels as well as awesome self-released records) but I decided to do one anyway. Lots of beats and garage rock and most of them are local! Yes, I know some of my favorite releases this year are only singles, but I don’t care, they deserve to be on here. TOP 25 RELEASES OF 2010 Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (Warp) Hanni El Khatib – “Build. Destroy. Rebuild” 7” and “Dead Wrong” 7” (Innovative Leisure) Gizzelle – “I’m A Good Woman” 7” (Wild Records) yuk. – A D W A (Leaving Records) John Carpenter – Fairy Tales…

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DR. STRANGELOOP’S TOP 10 RECORDS OF 2010

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I asked Brainfeeder astral projectionist Dr. Strangeloop to pick out his favorite records of 2010. Here it is, his Best Albums Of 2010 list. 10. Baths – Cerulean 9. Mono/Poly – Paramatma 8. Daedelus – Righteous Fists of Harmony 7. Caribou – Swim 6. Eskamon – Fine Objects 5. Teebs – Ardour 4. Shlohmo – Shlomoshun Delux 3. The Books – The Way Out 2. Mount Kimbie – Crooks and Lovers 1. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

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BEST ALBUM ART OF 2010 BY WALT! GORECKI

December 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

One of the main peeps behind L’KEG Gallery [which caught fire in 2010!], D.I.Y. curator and show organizer Walt! Gorecki shares his top 10 picks for the Best Album Art Released In 2010: 1. Kyle Ranson – Warm Slime (Thee Oh Sees) Walt Gorecki: Kyle Ranson’s work is extremely visceral making him a perfect fit for Thee Oh Sees, whose live performances of hard hitting garage rock at it’s best are not to be missed. It probably doesn’t hurt that he used to live with frontman John Dwyer, along with noted artist Maya Hayuk. This piece slimes it’s way to the top of my picks with ease. 2. George Condo – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Kanye West) Well Kanye is obviously no stranger…

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POOBAH RECORD SHOP’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2010

December 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The great, wise, and good-looking Poobah Record Shop staff formed one mind and here spews forth their Best Albums Of 2010 list. In no particular order: Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy Records) Drake Thank Me Later (Young Money Entertainment) 1958-2009 II (a cassette on Ekhein) (click image to hear sample) Infinite Body Carve Out the Face of My God (PPM Records) Flying Lotus Cosmogramma (Warp Records) Strong Arm Steady In Search Of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw) Dakim Woolly Set (self releasedCDR) MP3: Dakim “The Keep” (from Woolly Set, self-release) Smegma Mirage (Important Records) MP3: Smegma “Mirage” (from Mirage, Important Records) Bruce Haack Farad: The Electric Voice (Stones Throw Records) Ras G Beat Soup Vol. 3 (Hit and Run) Dungen Skit I Allt (Subliminal…

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TOP TEN L.A. LP’S OF 2010 BY L.A. RECORD ASSOCIATE EDITOR KRISTINA BENSON

December 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments

It is the end of the year and thus time for list-making extravaganzas. What follows is my own favorite albums from L.A. artists (or in the case of Glasser, albums recorded in L.A. by an L.A. resident before that resident abandoned us for New York). Behold, those full-lengths that I hold in highest esteem. —Kristina Benson 1. Flying Lotus—Cosmogramma—Warp Records Cosmogramma borrows from a variety of influences: jazz, indie-rock, hip-hop, downtempo and electronica. This record’s arrangements, however, are far more sophisticated, occupying every available octave of the aural space and seeming at times to slide a percussive element into every potential slot. With this record, Flying Lotus has blended the best of these genres and elevated them to the next level. 2. Ariel Pink’s…

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