Psychedelic sounds from two pillars of the Los Angeles beat scene.
Over the last decade, the collective of artists who belong to the Brainfeeder label have mapped out a musical movement that has resonated around the globe, articulating a creative vision that is intrinsically linked to the city of Los Angeles. This show features two of the label’s most prominent artists.
Flying Lotus has become notorious for testing the limits of the senses. His sprawling, jazz-inflected beats and psychedelically fragmented soundscapes heralded a shift in the paradigm of hip-hop, the effects (or aftershocks) of which are still reverberating. With five LPs under his own name, not to mention his credits on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Thundercat’s The Golden Age of Apocalypse, FlyLo has expanded his label to include a film division and made his debut with Kuso at this year’s Sundance Festival. Also performing is Grammy-winning bassist extraordinaire Thundercat. A pillar of the Los Angeles beat scene, known for his swirling jazz, heavy basslines and fierce electronica, Thundercat released his third studio album, Drunk, this year to critical acclaim.
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