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Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday's Pick: Eskmo with Dr. Strangeloop, Shlohmo, Teebs and Timeboy at Milk

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:03 AM

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Eskmo, Dr. Strangeloop, Shlohmo, Teebs, and Timeboy 

8 p.m., $10

They say that good things come to those who wait, and that's certainly true of local beatmaker Eskmo. Brendan Angelides started recording as Eskmo more than a decade ago -- and got himself on the Warp Records label -- but he's just now putting together his first proper full-length. You might assume that Angelides had to bang on a lot of doors to get the venerable label to take notice, but he hung back and let Warp approach him after catching a live performance. "I'm honored to be a part of that legacy," he says. "Some Warp acts, such as Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and Squarepusher, were huge influences of mine from back when I was tapping into the electronic world. It's great to see an independent label like them still going so strong."

Eskmo -- who recently got a Best of San Francisco nod from SF Weekly for Best Bleep Beats Blowing Up -- has also done a mix for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint, and he's the special guest when the label's Strange Utopia Tour (featuring Strangeloop, Teebs, Timeboy, and San Francisco's Shlohmo) stops at Milk tonight.

As for that full-length, Eskmo isn't offering many details, but the curious should head over to www.eskmo.com on July 7 for more information and a free track. In the meantime, seek out "Fine Objects," the first single from Eskamon, Eskmo's collaboration with Amon Tobin.

"I opened up for him in 2008 at Yuri's Night," Angelides says. "He was really into the more recent stuff I was writing, and we started chatting even more and eventually linked up to start working on music. We definitely have plans to write more as Eskamon, but there are a couple chunks of work that we each need to finish off before we dive into that process."

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