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Purple – “The Deepest Night”

Purple is a member of WEDIDIT, Shlohmo’s crew that I affectionately dubbed an electronic gloom collective when we premiered “Never Come Back.” Like his contemporaries Shlohmo, RL Grime, or even OVO’s the Weeknd, Purple’s strength lies in his ability to turn devastation into a plush, velvety thing. On his latest song, “The Deepest Night,” Lui… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 4, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Purple – “Never Come Back” (Stereogum Premiere)

Purple is Luis Dourado, a Berlin by way of Portugal songwriter and producer. He released his initial Salvation EP (along with a remixed version) in 2013 and has been an integral part of the electronic gloom collective WEDIDIT (Shlohmo, RL Grime). Today we’re announcing that his debut album Silence & Remorse will be out thi… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 23, 2015 - 10:01 am

Stream Shlohmo Dark Red

The L.A. bass-music producer Shlohmo makes gooey, melodic music that slinks and throbs in some darkly compelling ways. Last year, he teamed up with the great R&B singer Jeremih for the enjoyable-as-hell No More EP. Next week, he’ll release his new solo instrumental album Dark Red. We’ve posted the early tracks “Emerge From Smoke,” “Buried,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015 - 10:51 am

Shlohmo – “Beams” Video (NSFW)

After lending his slow-simmering, dark sounds to more popular alt-R&B artists like Jeremih and Banks last year, LA electro-bass producer Shlohmo kicked off 2015 by announcing his sophomore full-length, Dark Red, due later this spring. So far we’ve heard “Emerge From Smoke” and “Buried,” the latter of which received the visual treatment about a month… More »

By: Collin Robinson / March 10, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Shlohmo – “Buried” Video

Several weeks ago, Shlohmo unveiled his slow-burning new single “Buried” to accompany the announcement of his forthcoming record, Dark Red. Today, the producer released an unsettling video for the track by director Lance Drake. It’s a gorgeously rendered, horrifying chronicle of a young pregnant woman’s nervous breakdown on the desolate streets of Los Angeles. Though… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 12, 2015 - 9:59 am

Shlohmo – “Buried”

“You don’t have to like it, just listen to it.” That’s how Shlohmo ends the press release blurb announcing his new full-length album, Dark Red. Since the release of his 2011 breakthrough, the Los Angeles-based artist has worked with alt-R&B stars like Jeremih and Banks, lending his murky and menacing edge to some more mainstream… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Shlohmo – “Emerge From Smoke”

Shlohmo, the experimental bass producer whose sleek elastic sonic booms have backed the likes of Banks and Jeremih, has signed to True Panther. His first single for the label is “Emerge From Smoke,” a dramatic digital slow-burn that ranks among his best work to date. Hear it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Shlohmo & Jeremih No More

Jeremih and Shlohmo are an unlikely combination for a lot of obvious reasons. One is a black guy from Chicago who sings slick, radio-directed R&B, and the other is a white guy from Los Angeles who produces tricky, intricate instrumental bass music. They probably would’ve never gotten together if Yours Truly hadn’t matched them u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Download Jeremih & Shlohmo’s No More EP

The Chicago R&B singer Jeremih and the L.A. bass music producer Shlohmo first teamed up on last year’s “Bo Peep (Do You Right)” as part of Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch series. They turned out to be a perfect match; “Bo Peep” was a warmer, more inviting alternative to the Weeknd’s chillingly nihilistic future-R&B. The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Stream Boots WinterSpringSummerFall

Ever since BEYONCÉ burst into our lives last December, we’ve been hearing more and more about Boots, aka Jordan Asher, the musician who co-produced most of the album and a former member of Stereogum Band To Watch alumni Blonds. All year Asher has been leaking dusky R&B tracks one or two at a time: “Dust,”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 5, 2014 - 3:55 pm

BANKS – “Brain” Video

Back in January we heard up and coming singer BANKS drop the ghostly pop single “Brain,” produced by the Shlohmo. Now “Brain” has a video that provides darkly beautiful visual compliment to the song’s amorphous music while BANKS delivers an impassioned performance. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 12, 2014 - 10:55 am

Boots – “Howl”

When Beyoncé released her fucking amazing surprise self-titled album last year, she put together much of it with the help of a mysterious producer known only as Boots, and we later learned that, in a previous life, he’d led the Stereogum Band To Watch Blonds. Last month, Boots released a solo track called “Dust,” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2014 - 12:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Pretty much everything east of the Mississippi has been brought to its knees by this unforgiving winter, especially the hellstorm that rolled in this week. It’s hard to believe February is even now only half over — 14 days down, 14 to go — harder still to picture it ever coming to an end. Fortunately… More »

By: Stereogum / February 14, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Shlohmo & Jeremih – “No More”

Last year, as part of its series of Songs From Scratch collaborations, Yours Truly teamed the Chicago R&B singer Jeremih up with the L.A. bass music producer Shlohmo, and their track together, “Bo Peep (Do U Right),” was the best kind of surprise. As it turns out, Jeremih’s silky falsetto and Shlohmo’s weightless beeps are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 11:27 am

BANKS – “Brain” (Prod. Shlohmo)

We’ve heard L.A. producer Shlohmo apply his magic touch for gauzy, foreboding R&B to collaborations with everyone from Little Dragon to How To Dress Well to Jerimih. Now here’s another absolute jam produced by the guy, this time from London-based L.A. native BANKS, a member of the BBC’s Sound Of 2014 Longlist. Hear her simmer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time, our blog will celebrate the arrival of Cruel Summer, our annual heartbreak of a mixtape. Tradition. Times have changed since our 2010, 2011, and 2012 installments. Namely, nobody releases free… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Jeremih & Shlohmo – “Bo Peep (Do U Right)”

Lately, Yours Truly has been putting together a single series of sorts, called “Songs From Scratch,” that pairs up simpatico vocalists and producers who might’ve never worked together otherwise. Already, the series has gotten excellent tracks from the combinations of Danny Brown/AraabMuzik and Angel Haze/Lunice. And now they’ve paired the L.A. bass music producer Shlohmo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 11:35 am

Shlohmo – “Don’t Say No” (Feat. How To Dress Well)

L.A. beat-maker Shlohmo has teamed up with How To Dress Well for this warped, dense take on R&B: “Don’t Say No” is a good sign of what’s to come on the producer’s upcoming EP, Laid Out. As intense as things start out, it’s only a buildup as Shlohmo adds layer after layer of blurry synth… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Little Dragon – “Sunshine” (Shlohmo Remix)

Earlier this year, the California bass music producer Shlohmo remixed “Sunshine,” a song from Swedish pop group Little Dragon. The band never did anything with it, so Shlohmo has put the song out on his Soundcloud, letting everyone hear what a dessicated haze he turned the track into. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 1:28 pm