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Shlohmo, beat scene maestro

For most of his six-year career, Shlohmo has been on the outside looking in. And for the 24-year-old Los Angeles native, that view suits him just fine. 

You can’t argue with the results thus far; since emerging as a prodigious new talent in LA’s fertile beats scene as a teenager, he’s followed artists like Flying Lotus and Daedalus in creating richly textured, defiantly weird instrumental electronic music that defies singular categorization (more on that later). His 2011 debut studio album, “Bad Vibes,” since followed by two EPs, helped establish him as an innovative producer and allowed for more opportunities to record in the preferred solitude of his home studio without outside interference.

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