Shlohmo (live)

Shlohmo (live)

Swan Lingo

Thursday Jun 13

10:00 pm

$15-$25

This event is 18 and over

*** $25 day of show. ***

Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors. 
 

 

Shlohmo
Shlohmo
Shlohmo is the creation of 22-year-old Henry Laufer, LA-native and visual artist turned selftaught musician. As a founding member of the WEDIDIT collective (RL Grime, Groundislava, D33j, Purple, 2kwtvr, Juj, Nick Melons), Henry’s early work placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst west coast producers. With an effortless grasp on sound design, Laufer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, subtle bass drops and swinging slow motion drums. Receiving support from Pitchfork, BBC Radio, the New York Times, NPR, Resident Advisor and many others, Shlohmo leads the way in a new generation of promising young producers with his unique blend of dark and sensual R&B tropes.
Swan Lingo
Washington D.C. rapper singer and multi-instrumentalist, Swan Lingo has garnered a strong following due to his unique and progressive lo-fi sound. Swan's initial exposure to the music world was through African drumming classes as a child. From there, his musical interest led him to start rapping within his teens while using melodic harmonies to add more of a tantric feel to his music. His experimental and original sound stem from a collection of influences that range from Ms. Lauryn Hill to bands like Beach Fossils and Craft Spells. "In DC, everyone's a rapper, everyone makes rap beats. I was trying to do ambient style instrumentation because I like to express emotion through my music; I don't like to just say shit that I don't really care about." After Swan's music caught the ears of producer and label co-founder Shlohmo, his debut EP and following releases have been signed to the WEDIDIT Collective.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/