LA-based electrofusion producer, Lost Midas, has popped up this year as a pleasant surprise. The classically trained drummer seamlessly combines electronic rhythms with bouncy and atmospheric touches while maintaining a danceable percussive style. Lost Midas has been busy this year. The LA-based hair god released 2 EP’s this year on classic imprint Tru Thoughts, with an album in the works for 2014 and even found some time to grace the stage at the iconic Low End Theory.
His most recent piece of work is the Hyper Phase EP, a groovy and even disco-reminiscent 3-track party which actually features NuTrik who is coincidentally Mr. Midas’ brother.
Stay tuned for some rad collaborations on the horizon as well as his forthcoming 2014 first official long play album and in …
A lot of people seem to assume that the LA Beat scene end starts and ends with Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus (with a guest DJ set by Thom Yorke, of course). But this new mini-documentary, Not A Beat, Not A Scene, focuses on the current state of the community still centered around the legendary Low End Theory club night and shines a spotlight on the next generation of LA artists making waves in what is now an international pool of talent, including Juj, Free the Robots, Co.fee and MNDSGN. Add in some seriously sage analysis by scene elder Daedelus and you’ve got yourself a crash course in all things LA Beat.
Karriem Riggins’ 34-track instrumental hip hop album “Alone Together” is now officially available on CD, LP and digital outlets. His name, synonymous in both jazz and hip hop worlds, currently plays drums for Diana Krall, while working with many other jazz legends, and producing for the likes of The Roots, Erykah Badu, Common, J Dilla, Slum Village and many others.
Most producers dream of hearing their tunes played on a giant sound system. For Sam XL of Pure Filth Sound, the rig came first. The long time Los Angeles promoter-producer-DJ-sound guy has been working on creating the ultimate sound system for …
Next up for Yorke is a mix he did for the BBC’s 6Mix, which will air on Sunday, Oct. 17th. The show features Yorke playing and discussing some of his favorite current records, including Zomby, Low, Emika and James Blake. He also plays a few Radiohead remixes that didn’t make it onto the TKOL RMX 1234567 record. Check out the tiny teaser for the show.