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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Download/Stream Shlohmo's 'Sippy Cup' Before He Hits the Road

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

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For the majority of this week, I will be joining a large amount of electronic music's finest DJs and producers up in the Pacific Northwest -- Seattle, to be exact -- for the annual Decibel Festival. I can't quite put into words how excited I am to be covering that massive jump-off, so it's even harder to imagine how the performing artists must feel gearing up for their live sets at the five-day extravaganza. A few San Francisco-based tunesmiths will be up there, too, including Eskmo, Low Limit of Lazer Sword, NastyNasty (who just hooked up this awesome mix for All Shook Down), Tycho, and featured here, Shlohmo. The 20-year-old LA/SF-based beat maker just offered a track from his recent Camping EP for free download over on the Passion of the Weiss blog, entitled "Sippy Cup."

When I reviewed Shlohmo's new EP back when it came out in mid-June, I said "Sippy Cup" contained "one of the most haunting sounds heard in recent beat music." I stand by that statement. The song seeps into your brain from its onset with disembodied moans that sound like they could've only been sampled from the lament of a grieving phantom. Slowly, "Sippy Cup" fills out with herky-jerky beat work, omnipresent bass tones, and a thick fog of atmospheric synth melodies, and rides that host of sounds until it ends back up with only the spirit's swan song. You can download Shlohmo's Camping EP highlight here, and stream it below.


"Sippy Cup"



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