Shlohmo (not to be confused with Shlomo – the British beatboxing artist often seen mugging around with Foreign Beggars) is a, you guessed it, young up-and-coming beatnik making waves over here and in the US. As with the rest of this rich generation of DJs, though, there’s some serious substance behind the hype.
His early remixes of Burial and Drake still sound hot fresh, setting the tone for his follow-up releases: a chillwave atmosphere with a few jagged edges to focus the mind. He has a new three-song EP, ‘Vacation’, out on 7th February on stateside imprint Friends of Friends with a limited edition 12″ to follow with remixes by Human Drizzle fave Nicolas Jaar. We’ve had the pre-released single, ‘wen uuu’ on repeat, a sprinkling of RnB vocals will always get us grooving…
You can also catch Shlohmo at the launch of a new monthly night by Earnest Endeavours at CAMP in Shoreditch, together with label-mate Salva. Worth braving the trendies for.