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Podcast 117: Shlohmo

LA native Henry Laufer may be a young fella, but the 19-year-old producer, better known as Shlohmo, has rocketed on to our radar screen in recent months with his lo-fi, psychedelic mix of abstract hip-hop, dubstep-flavored wonk, bouncy synth-funk, breezy trip-hop, and what sounds like lost gems from the mid-'90s Mo' Wax catalog. Now splitting time between San Francisco and LA, in January Shlohmo will be releasing the Shlohmoshun Deluxe mini-album, so we decided to enlist him for the XLR8R podcast series now, before dude seriously blows up. On this exclusive, hour-long mix, he puts together a sampling of his own productions with a litany of unreleased and limited-release tunes, many courtesy of his compatriots in the Wedidit collective, which Shlohmo co-founded in 2008 while still a senior in high school. As our last podcast of 2009, we're guessing this mix will appeal to fans of Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, and LA's burgeoning beat scene while hopefully whetting everyone's appetite for more great music (and XLR8R podcasts) to come in 2010.

01 Shlohmo "Tall Grass"
02 Juj "Pomegranate Limeade Just Spilled All Over My Laptop" (Wedidit)
03 Shlohmo "Windowlight"
04 Non Epic "Cops Helping Kids" (Wedidit)
05 Ground Is Lava "Get On My Water Level" (Wedidit)
06 Joseph "Untitled" (Unreleased (Wedidit)
07 Shlohmo "7AM (Devonwho Remix)" (Friends of Friends)
08 Juj "SoulBounce" (Wedidit)
09 Shlohmo "Scooters"
10 Shlohmo "Teeth" (Friends of Friends)
11 Shlohmo "VOR/oFF"
12 Low Limit "Trapperkeeper"
13 Dem Hunger "Bathtub Birth"
14 Oscar McClure "Untitled" (Leaving)
15 Elan "I Can't Breathe" (Wedidit)
16 Matthewdavid "You Know You're Not Alone"
17 0 "Lover's Defect" (Indigo Pyramid)
18 Dak "Hunch" (Leaving)
19 Abdul Alim (a.k.a. Knxwledge) "Spritzr"
20 Mindesign "Airways" (Record Breakin)
21 The Dene Road "And She Was Touched"
22 Non Epic "Untitled" (Wedidit)
23 Infinite Potentials "Escapizm" (Indigo Pyramid)
24 Teebs "Bern Rhythm Codeine Version"
25 Shlohmo "Shapes In The Dark"

28 comments Shlohmo

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 12:41

Wow this is dope dope dope !@#@!## DOWNLOAD !@#@#!@#@#!@#

0. (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 14:51

Oh man... quite an honor. Keep it blue shifted. Indigo*

Juj (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 17:03

hep... heeppp.... boo yeas.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 20:27

Not really feeling this one

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 20:49

wedidit is the best!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 01:44

chill mix! dope beats as always, shlohmo!

T (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 08:39

Cheers for this :)

MD (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/26/2009 - 10:46


Infinite Potentials (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 06:07


AK (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 11:12

thanks for the intro to this artist/label. great stuff. looking forward to hearing more in this kid's bright future.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 11:23


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 13:54

so cool u guys are following this particular scene , lets hope shit outside LA gets some attention too.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 14:42

thanks xlr8r for introducing me to another excellent sound. hilarious interlude at 31:31.. 'you have bigger toys? shyeeeeaaaa.' haha.

Im not anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 20:30

So this is a pretty fucking awesome poadcast

drizL (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:16

mellow, i dig

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 01:54

Friends of Friends!

Bobatabot (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 18:52

dope. sounded & felt pretty epic in a good system. push that

Soundtrack (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 01/01/2010 - 12:35

Humbling to think this calibre of music is being produced for fun!

JSTN (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 01/03/2010 - 12:05


The Dene Road (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 03:53

Nice one.

Big_Upz_13 (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 12:03

definitely in the same vein as nosaj or flylo. fug yee! Some of the transitions are ehhh but digging the overall sound of this shit. my brother was just like what the fuck are you listening to? robots mating? hahaha keep it up xlr8r.

kela kela (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 20:01

love the sounds that are floating out of LA right now. Big up Shlohmo

Niluccio (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 01/09/2010 - 11:23

Is there any chance that track timings could be added?

Viktor (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 01/24/2010 - 13:40

russia is listening, so its outside of la alos hot ;)

like the stuff

best wishes from volgograd

Anonymousomos (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:57

WICKED BRO, NICE SOUNDS! if you ask me anyhows

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 10:21

What the hell was that track that hit at 15:30?! Heaviest thing i've heard in months.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 10:22

Err, make that 25:30

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 02/24/2010 - 21:22

wediditcollective.com allllldayyyyy

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