May 13, 2012

XLR8R Podcast #117: Shlohmo

In late 2009, XLR8R got then rising star Henry Laufer, aka Shlohmo, to contribute to their podcast series while he prepared Shlohmoshun Deluxe, an expanded version of his previously self-released Shlohmoshun EP. For fans, the details of his rise are pretty well known, but to examine at least one artifact of it is tremendously interesting, not least for Shlohmo's varied background and diverse musical interest. Fortunately or not, a mix or a one-off podcast is likely to have an incredibly short shelf life, particularly for an emergent act whose fame solidified after its arrival. Bearing that in mind, I thought I'd share my rediscovery, "before dude seriously blows up" - emphasis mine. This particular hour long mix definitely airs toward the psychedelic side of experimental beat making and instrumental hip-hop, abstract and heavily textured (with  tracklist sporting Oscar McClure and some other Leaving Records cohorts, why shouldn't it be); rife with pitch perfect synths, M'Lord's finest skronk, and more weird effects than you can shake a stick at. Catch the full tracklist after the jump.

Download XLR8R Podcast #117 with Shlohmo here.
1. Shlohmo - Tall Grass
2. Juj - Pomegranate Limeade Just Spilled All Over My Laptop (Wedidit)
3. Shlohmo - Windowlight
4. Non Epic - Cops Helping Kids (Wedidit)
5. Ground Is Lava - Get On My Water Level (Wedidit)
6. Joseph - Untitled (Unreleased (Wedidit)
7. Shlohmo - 7AM (Devonwho Remix, Friends of Friends)
8. Juj - SoulBounce (Wedidit)
9. 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 - 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

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