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.
On Tuesday, Radiohead celebrated the release of their TKOL RMX 1234567 album with an event in London that featured DJ sets by TKOL remixers Jamie XX, Caribou, Lone and Illum Sphere. The evening started off with a brief set by Thom Yorke, who has been spending plenty of time behind the decks lately—including a surprise set at Low End Theory last spring. You can download Yorke’s set, which featured tracks from Headhunter, Madvillian, Aphex Twin and Ramadanman, and watch the singer play records on The Boiler Room website.
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.