Fitzgerald's presents Shlohmo, with D33J and Jim-E Stacks.
L.A. native Henry Laufer, better known as Shlohmo, is a lo-fi beat junkie and field-recording enthusiast, whose crackling, low-BPM compositions update Boards of Canada's filmstrip-soundtrack wooziness for the dubstep generation.
Laufer grew up listening to "stuff like DJ Shadow, Amon Tobin, M83 stuff with some sort of cinematic vision." He started making beats when he was 14, but "didn't really do it with any sort of purpose until I was like 17 or 18. That was also around the time he and his friends, already fans of Flying Lotus, discovered Low End Theory.
Shlohmo rocketed onto our radar screens with his lo-fi, psychedelic mix of abstract hip-hop, dubstep-flavored wonk, bouncy synth-funk, breezy trip-hop, and what sounds like lost Mo' Wax gems from an alternate future. His tracks swarm from dirty textures, strange sounds and obscured samples. It's not hip-hop that you hear, but the echoes are clearly there.
General Admission $15.00
Day Of: $20.00
Box Office: $22.00
Phone: (713) 862-3838