Playing tracks by
Tears For Fears, Groundislava, Charles manson, Allure ft Nas, Three 6 Mafia and more.
We’re not gonna lie, when we first heard Shlohmo, we kind of presumed he was just another one of those LA beat guys (read his response to our question about this for why this probably makes us bad people at http://www.factmag.com/2011/08/26/fact-mix-277-shlohmo). We were wrong.
This year’s ‘Places’ single, a stunning walk through rustic dream-woods, contained all the distant beauty and underlying malevolence of classic Boards of Canada, and the album that followed, Bad Vibes, proved that it was no one-off. A more diverse listen, it was nonetheless bound together by a bittersweet richness that defined the album and elevated it beyond the work of his supposed peers.
Shlohmo’s FACT mix is, frankly, sublime. In terms of genre, it’s all over the shop – from slowed-down edits of Tears for Fears, Clipse and Monica to Tom Waits and Charles Manson – but like Bad Vibes, it flows miraculously well, and feels cohesive in the face of diversity. We really can’t recommend it highly enough.