Shlohmo is the creation of 22-year-old Henry Laufer, LA-native and visual artist turned self-taught musician. As a founding member of the Wedidit collective (Jonwayne, Groundislava, RL Grime, D33J), 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.
On the heels of his critically acclaimed debut full-length 'Bad Vibes', Shlohmo (Henry Laufer) embarks deeper into darker realms on his latest venture with Friends of Friends Music, the 'Vacation' EP.
Self-described as "night time backyard noises", 'Vacation' builds on the aesthetic Shlohmo established with mixes for FACT and FADER, in which broken cassette tapes and warped found sounds melded into melodic beats packed with veiled emotion and latent mysteriousness.
The enigmatic "wen uuu" simultaneously pulls at the heartstrings with a quavering vocal sample while churning forward in a passionate, indisputable groove.