So, I’ve been listening to these cats from LA a lot lately. For those that aren’t familiar with them, Late Bloomers is made up of Ahh:Zel, Nonstop and Really Nathan, and the young trio deal in the kind of hip-hop you can just put on and zone out to. Serious head-nod music laced with a healthy dose of synths. To listen to their debut EP and watch the video for ‘Never Not Grow’, just hit the link.
Jennifer ’TOKiMONSTA’ Lee’s Creature Dreams is a warm yet disorientating collection of beats that document her nocturnal working hours. Lee’s claim that “my mind works in strange and mysterious ways” at that time of night, is a sentiment that will resonate with electronic music fans, and those long sprawling afterhours are keenly felt on the record.
FLYING LOTUS TAKES OVER BENJI B’S RADIO 1 SHOW TONIGHT
2 Hours of Brainfeeder Goodness Guaranteed
Tonight, Flying Lotus will be taking over Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 slot tonight from 2AM – 4AM with a special show recorded from his home in Los Angeles. The Brainfeeder boss will be curating 2 hours of idiosyncratic beats, jazz and no doubt other delectable sounds – with exclusive live performances from friends and fam in the form of TOKiMONSTA, Teebs, Gaslamp Killer, Samiyam, Matthew David and more.
Willie The Motherfucking Gaslamp Killer has been tearing apart dancefloors the world over with his incendiary live sets for quite some time now. Infamous for playing out everything from Timbaland, to Jimi Hendrix, to Gonjasufi (who’s debut album for Warp – ‘A Sufi & A Killer’ – he produced), Brainer decided to call the Brainfeeder member for a quick natter.
As the clock strikes twelve on what has been a typically wet, March day in brooding, grey London, Jennifer ‘TOKiMONSTA’ Lee collapses onto one of the many sofas backstage at Whitechapel’s Rhythm Factory and lets it slowly envelop her. “I’m SO tired right now,” she laughs to Brainer, having just finished what was, frankly, a storming set. Onstage, the mighty Nosaj Thing proceeds to blow the Thursday night crowd clean away with his haunting, electric sorcery.