Spin Highlights the L.A. Beat Scene

Nosaj Thing wows the crowd at Coachella.

This is later than late, but better than never. The Spin Magazine fellers definitely know a good thing when it bludgeons them over the head with experimental beatwork, then nurses them back to health with a warm, enveloping beauty. That, combined with my incessant badgering, resulted in a gallery highlighting some of the Los Angeles electronic talent that made it out to Coachella 2011.

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News: DJ Kutmah Returns, Meet ASKA, a Beat Scene Megamix, ScarJo Covers Steel Train

Kutmah's much needed passport?

Quick blog bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ’em.

  1. FEATURED: New Kutmah Podcast Ft. Fugees, Flying Lotus*
  2. Check Out ASKA’s Stunning ‘Love Trance,’ on Manimal Vinyl
  3. Proximal Drops L.A. Megamix Ft. Dâm-Funk, Daedelus, Baths
  4. Scarlett Johansson Covers ‘Bullet’ By Folk-Rockers Steel Train

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

* After being expelled from the U.S., DJ Kutmah delivers a fifty-minute mix featuring a ton of unreleased gems — including a Flying Lotus track and a Fugees remix by Jonwayne.

L.A. Experiential: Seu Jorge and Bebel Gilberto; Flying Lotus, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer and more

If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these:

  • Region: Griffith Park
    Music: Seu Jorge and Bebel Gilberto w/ the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
    Vitals: Hollywood Bowl on Friday, September 11
    (details at LA Weekly).
  • Region: Hollywood
    Music: Destroy L.A.: Flying Lotus, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer, Jogger, Post-Feotus, TOKiMONSTA (beat music blowout!)
    Vitals: Henry Fonda on Saturday, September 12
    (details at LA Weekly)