Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Fresh Kidz: Shlohmo

This interview and mix has been coming for a few months now, but at long last the mix dropped into my inbox this morning and put a big smile on my face. Shlohmo is another one of the new breed of LA beatmakers getting a lot of attention of late, spurred on by the international success of producers like Flying Lotus and Samiyam. His production is next level with tunes like Hot Boxing The Cockpit and Tomato Squeeze getting airplay from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, TOKiMONSTA and Flying Lotus himself. We managed to get him to do an exclusive interview and mix for us here at Disrupt:on Inc. so check out what the producer had to say below:

So for anyone who isn't familiar with you, what name do yo write under and how would you describe your sounds

I go by Shlohmo. I make beats and the like. It's hard to describe exactly, but I guess my main sonic influences are ambient sounds, field recordings, funk, soul, hip hop, and whatever else you can find in there.

What do you think of the music scene in LA? There are so many amazing producers over there the vibe must be incredible.

The vibe is immense and amazing. It's hard to leave knowing that it's really not the same anywhere else (Low End Theory!). I get asked a lot to try and describe why the scene is so localized to Los Angeles and I really cannot figure it out. There's something in the smog.

You're gaining a lot of popularity over here in the UK at the moment with support from Mary Anne Hobbs and others, any plans for a UK tour? I'd love to get you up in Leeds

Hopefully! Some buzz about gettin over there this summer at some point. Maybe a mini European tour?? Nothing's for sure yet, but hopefully all will get planned out soon.

Whose work are you really feeling at the moment? Anyone we don't know but should?

Oh man, so many cats. Really been feelin Teebs, Dak, Matthewdavid, Dem Hunger, Dimlite. Then of course my dudes Devonwho and Dibia$e, Mindesign, and Knxwledge. If you haven't heard of them before, get up! And these are some cats I know you probably haven't heard but reeeally should: Juj, Ground Is Lava, Elan, 0 (Zeroh), Jonwayne, Baths, Asura. All my dudes comin out of LA!

What are your plans for this year?

Exciting things! Workin on a 12", an EP followed by the debut LP(!), and some bits here and there. And hopefully just a lot of time to keep making what i want to make and not have to worry about hectic bullshit. That's my biggest plan.

Download the mix HERE

No tracklist for the mix as of yet. If it comes, will post it up for you guys tho! Enjoy!

Massive thank you to Shlohmo for finding the time to do this for us! As you can see, Shlohmo is definitely one to watch over the next few months and years so keep ya eyes peeled!


  1. absolute props for scoring this interview / mix combo. biiiiiiiig! get shlohmo to leeds and legendary status awaits. get him to bring zeroh too, man that cat is too much.

  2. big fuckin' ups for this interview & mix!!!! shlohmo, youuu are on top <3