Beat (Scene) Beat: Aquacrunkgate 2010, Mars Volta Meets Low End Theory, Tokimonsta vs. TAKE, Asura vs. Ana Caravelle, Glitch Mob’s in ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semi-Finals

Teebs does not make aquacrunk music, but you should still buy his 'Ardour' LP.

I make no attempts to hide my reverence for the L.A. beat scene. Just when I think I’ve got it pinned down, someone like Teebs will come along and flip the script by making something as rich and subtle as Ardour, or Flying Lotus will go ahead and release a new EP, like Pattern+Grid World, that sounds nothing like the incredible album he released a couple months previously. That’s why most of the links below are to MP3 debuts — shit happens so fast, the best you can do is channel it. Oh, and then there’s …

  1. FEATURED: Aquacrunkgate: L.A. Artists (Flying Lotus and Others) Take to Twitter to Protest Latest Blog-Made Microgenre*
  2. Omar Rodriguez Lopez Records a Electronic Album w. Nobody
  3. Beat Scene Babe Tokimonsta Remixes TAKE
  4. Asura Remixes Ana Caravelle (Think Lotus Meets Newsom)
  5. Glitch Mob Makes Semi-Finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’
  6. Sumsun Channels Four Tet and Neon Indian on ‘Call It Home’

* “Early in Drowned in Sound’s screed, the author identifies the late J Dilla, an extremely hallowed name in L.A. and in hip-hop production overall, as the father of aquacrunk.

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

News Roundup: Mars Volta At The Movies, Madlib Flips Wig, MMC Are Only ‘Partially Smart’, Manimal Signs New Artist, and… Boobies!

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

  1. Mars Volta Ax-man Makes Directorial Debut
  2. Madlib To Kick Off Album-A-Month Series [MP3]
  3. Watch: Meanest Man Contest, “Partially Smart” [MP3]
  4. Tearist Signs To Manimal, Delivers Exclusive MP3
  5. Seven Saturdays Releases Creepy NSFW Video, MP3
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Roundup: Hella MP3s, Jurassic 5.1, Frank Fairfield, Ice T Jumps A Dreadlocked Shark

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up):

(via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.