Ramon Sampson, the 19 year-old winner of Guitar Center’s 2010 Drum Off, kicked out the beat to “Smooth Criminal” as he coyly slipped on a single white glove. Michael McGrath played a lightning-fast portion of his set on his feet and only on the cymbals. Troy Molsberry tossed and caught his drumsticks so many times while playing that I couldn’t tell if I was feeling excitement or nauseating terror that he would drop one.
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Mary Anne Hobbs does for electronica on her BBC Radio 1 show what John Peel did for everything, and for years now she has been delivering L.A.’s best beatmakers to the world. When she first came to L.A. as a girl, she wore a glitter bikini and drove a motorcycle to Hollywood bars to drink with Megadeth, but tonight she’ll be doing a special DJ set at Low End Theory. This interview by Chris Ziegler.