California wunderkind Shlohmo plays his unique blend of all things beat-centric. Live at the Friends of Friends showcase in San Antonio.
Browsing the vinyl racks at your favorite record store and coming across the name Shlohmo might be a bit of a mystery. A name like that could mean either traditional klezmer music or alcohol-soaked fraternity band. Luckily (with all due respect to klezmer masters), Shlohmo is a different beast entirely. Beat maestro Henry Laufer has been concocting a potent mix of dirty south, avant beats, slow jam soul, and hip hop for some time on LA based label Friends of Friends aka FoF Music. After releasing his first EP in 2009, Shlohmo started making waves with the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Flying Lotus, and The Weeknd. Since then, Henry has kept busy with more releases including two full length albums and several EPs and 12“es, all released to much critical acclaim. With beats that point to a maturity level far beyond his age, we are predicting frightening consequences to come.