Low End Theory


The Gaslamp Killer Announces New Album 'Instrumentalepathy,' Shares Single "Residual Tingles"

After a near-fatal 2013 accident, the experimental producer's forthcoming LP comes out Sept. 16.


Stones Throw Beatsmith Samiyam Traces His Unlikely Journey from Mops and Brooms to Rocking Rooms

Once a teenage dreamer settling for janitorial work in his Michigan hometown, he now records albums for Brainfeeder and Stones Throw.


Love Found, Love Lost, Love Found Again: Get Caught in the Cycle of Astronautica's 'Gemini'

The new album from the LA beat scene luminary will transport you to a place where forgiveness comes after a heavy synthesizer rain. Stream in full here.


Celebrate LA's Incredible Beat Scene and Listen to Zack Sekoff's Remix of Thundercat's "Them Changes"

Meet Zack Sekoff, the 19-year-old Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist who's made a name for himself in the LA beat scene and become pals with Thundercat.


A Very Normal Day with Bleep Bloop and His Computer Music

It was all spliffs, tunes, and tacos galore before the DJ Shadow protegé's Low End Theory debut.


Tokimonsta on the Changing Tides of the L.A. Beat Scene

The L.A beat scene OG on launching her own label and her thoughts on the next generation.


Seven Future Beats Compilations You Better Not Miss

Call it “wonky,” “left-field,” or simply, "beats." Either way, here's some of the genre's finest.



From Silver Apples to Mala and N'SYNC—this may be the weirdest mix we've published to date.