LOW END THEORY
Low End Theory SF returns
with special guests
Somewhere at the interstellar crossroads of Sun Ra, DJ Spooky, Strata East, and Lee “Scratch” Perry lies the incomparable musical mind of L.A. native Ras G. Though he often affixes the group moniker “The Alkebulan (or Afrikan) Space Program” to his name, Ras G is the sole captain and crew of this spacecraft. Along with a 21st-century moxie, his collective influences make up what he describes as ghetto sci-fi—an extraterrestrial soundwave transmission of dub, white noise, glitch, off-kilter boom-bap, and sound bites. Incorporating healing tones, modal jazz, and ancestral inspiration, Ras G has managed to concoct a sonic brew that defies conventional musical categorization. “As opposed to riding trends and waves, I try to bring forth the music that I really feel,” he explains. “It’s my offering to the world.”
Ras G Website
Ras G Myspace
Ras G 'Tha Message' on YouTube
Ann Arbor’s latest prodigal son and lover of sprinkles on doughnuts, takes the legacy of all Detroit’s talented musical sons and daughters and makes Hip Hop beats filled with snippets of Soul, Funk, 70’s Italian horror flick soundtracks, Nintendo bonus level music, and 90’s Hip Hop. Somehow, with this much content, the beats still manage to sound gloriously minimal and disjointed. Fans like Benji B, Andrew Meza and XLR8R have been eagerly snapping up his tracks, as Sam freeze frames Electro energy and spits it back out as twisted future Jazz. Dabrye is a fan, Daedelus describes him as “a thrilling sound to break the sameness,” and Flying Lotus is his brother in arms.
'Moon Shoes' on YouTube
Samiyam 'Snake Cola'
Teebs has been in the right place at the right time. The avid skater met esteemed workaholic producers Flying Lotus and Samiyam at a 2007 Red Bull Music Academy function in Orange County and later became immersed in Los Angeles’s weekly future-bass hot spot the Low End Theory, witnessing the Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, Kutmah, and others tear it up on the regular. An Achilles-tendon injury forced Teebs to take a year off from skating, which allowed him to focus on his music. He eventually ended up rooming with FlyLo and Samiyam, absorbing the rampaging, wonkily funky sounds he heard in his living space and then peace-ing them out into more blissful configurations.
Teebs 'Pretty Poly' on Pitchfork
Teebs 'Hi Hat' on YouTube
Teebs 'Too Long at The Fair' on YouTube
Local producer Shlohmo described Jonwayne's debut as "intelligent castle music." The joke was clear, but the truth in jest even more crystalline. Like so many of his peers who practically get their bills delivered to Lincoln Heights' Airliner, Wayne's beats draw from the "Intelligent Dance Music" of Warp Records fixtures Boards of Canada, Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. Melding the smoke-scarred dizziness of IDM with faded 16-bit video-game melodies, producers such as Dibia$e and Wayne have reconfigured the soundtracks of their youth with impressive results.
Jonwayne featured in LA Times
'Bowser II' on YouTube
AUSTIN PERALTA & STRANGELOOP
The mysterious Dr Strangeloop met Brainfeeder label boss Flying Lotus back in their days at the Academy Of Arts in San Francisco, where they bonded over an appreciation of avant-garde film and obscure electronic music. Having taken to VJing as an outlet for his love of abstract visuals, Strangeloop’s work has accompanied live sets by the various members of the Brainfeeder roster such as Flying Lotus himself, Samiyam, The Gaslamp Killer and other beat makers like Kode 9, Joker and Dorian Concept.
'2010' on YouTube
San Francisco-based producer, composer and blap pioneer DNAEBEATS creates soundscapes that travel through genre after genre. After years of childhood classical performances around he world he knew that music was his calling. While on tour in Europe he first heard hip hop and electronic music from a tour manager who played him cassettes of Aphex Twin and Digable Planets. Both albums blew DNAE’s mind in completely different directions, and at that moment he knew his path in life was to make electronic music.
'8 Bars of Death' on YouTube
'Disko Blunt' on YouTube
and more to be announced...
$15 presale/$20 at the door
Event will be filmed for the Low End Theory documentary!
Known across the globe for supporting visionary artists, promoting breakthrough sounds and nourishing a vibrant artistic community, Los Angeles' Low End Theory is now showcasing its legendary night of left-field music in the Bay. Blending futuristic hip hop with experimental electronic sounds, Low End Theory is a hub of the beat community and a place where creative minds congregate. With an eclectic palette of performers and a diverse audience of beat lovers, Low End Theory is a fresh sonic showcase whose reverberations can be heard around the world.
“Let me waste no time getting to the point: Low End Theory SF is everything I've wanted a hip-hop/dubstep/bass/beat music/whatever party to be in this city for a long time now." -- SF Weekly
Low End Theory San Francisco takes place the first Friday of every month at 103 Harriet Street