Photo by Joel Lee
Low End Theory has been mentioned numerous times on this blog in its first few weeks of existence. Most outside of Los Angeles know it as the classic tribe album, but many within the City of Angels know it as one of the premier club nights on the West Coast. Helmed by Gaslamp Killer, DJ Nobody, Daddy Kev, D-Styles and Nocando, Low End occurs every Wednesday night at Lincoln Heights’s The Airliner. In 2011, Thom Yorke, Flying Lotus, James Blake and more laid down sets in front of a small and intimate audience. Along with major stars, Low End works incredibly hard to work in new talents, many of which (Ras G, Odd Future, The Glitch Mob) have blossomed into stars themselves. I have attended the night numerous times and have not been disappointed once. Each resident brings a unique, forward thinking set to the table every week, as Nocando frantically freestyles over the beats.
Whether you’re into hazy psych rock, or crunchy bass music, you’ll have a great time. The diverse crowd shares only a love of cannabis and an open mind for disparate musical stylings. Tonight, Tokimonsta is celebrating her birthday with a special Low End appearance alongside Nutrik and Co.fee. The diminutive Toki is one of the most celebrated artists in the bass music world and has consistently released incredible music for several years. If you live in the LA-area, I definitely recommend you head to Lincoln Heights tonight. If you can’t make it, I’ll have some video/words up to give a little peak into the Low End world. Check out some of Toki’s best tunes below.
Stream/Download: Tokimonsta – “Alive”
Stream/Download: Shlohmo – “Hot Boxing The Cockpit” (Tokimonsta Remix)