A member of the WeDidIt collective alongside Fool’s Gold signee RL Grime, (and another DJ off our list of acts who need more shine) Shlohmo is one of the most compelling artists in any genre right now. His standout remixes include Jeremih’s “F*ck U All The Time”, Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag”, and Kelis’ “Milkshake”, all of which take the originals in new directions with swinging jungle drums and slo-mo, gloomy filters. His music is a middle-of-the-forest high in itself, and his five-song release for Friends of Friends, Laid Out, is some of the year’s best electronic music. “Put Out” sounds fine-tailored for a rapper with it’s flaring synths and trickling hi-hats. Any doubter need only peep any of his recent Boiler Room sets.
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