Fest will cap­ture the beats of L.A.

Los Angeles Times - - POP & HISS - RANDALL ROBERTS POP MU­SIC CRITIC randall.roberts@la­times.com Twit­ter: @LilEdit

The Low End The­ory, a weekly beat mu­sic club that’s helped pro­pel the ca­reers of Fly­ing Lo­tus, the Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, Nosaj Thing and a few dozen oth­ers, has an­nounced the lineup for its sec­ond an­nual fes­ti­val, to take place at Shrine Expo Hall on Aug. 8. The ros­ter, heav­ily fo­cused on Los An­ge­les artists, con­firms the cre­ative magic at the cen­ter of the Low End The­ory sound, as well as its evo­lu­tion.

For its sopho­more in­stall­ment, the fes­ti­val will in­clude beat pro­ducer Fly­ing Lo­tus, dex­ter­ous rap­per Earl Sweat­shirt, jazz-funk bassist Thun­der­cat, ab­stract pro­ducer Daedelus and the quar­tet of res­i­dents who move the crowd on Wed­nes­days at the Air­liner in Lin­coln Heights (No­cando, Daddy Kev, the Gaslamp Killer and D-Styles).

It’s been a re­mark­able year for the above artists. In ad­di­tion to their own stel­lar work, Thun­der­cat and Fly­ing Lo­tus helped ferry Ken­drick La­mar’s “To Pimp a But­terf ly” to the top. Thun­der­cat teamed with jazz sax­o­phon­ist Ka­masi Wash­ing­ton and dozens of oth­ers for Wash­ing­ton’s defin­ing three-vol­ume work “The Epic,” re­leased through Lo­tus’ Brain­feeder imprint. Sweat­shirt re­leased his grim new al­bum, “I Don’t Like ... I Don’t Go Out­side,” and the Gaslamp Killer stunned Coachella with his new orches­tra.

This will be the first time Low End The­ory has part­nered with Gold­en­voice, the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia pro­moter re­spon­si­ble for such fes­ti­vals as Coachella and Stage­coach. In re­cent years, Gold­en­voice has helped en­able mid­size events such as the FYF Fest and Su­per­son­ico take it to the next level. Given the Low End The­ory’s quest for per­fect sound — and heavy-duty bass — ex­pect plan­ners to take full ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity.

In ad­di­tion to the head­lin­ers, the bill in­cludes Teebs, Di­abi­ase, Nosaj Thing, Jon­wayne, Ras G, Daedelus, Astro­nau­tica and Sis­ter Crayon.

Tick­ets for the Low End The­ory Fes­ti­val go on sale Tues­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, hit the Low End The­ory’s site, www.lowendthe­o­ryclub.com/.

Ri­cardo DeAratanha Los An­ge­les Times

FLY­ING LO­TUS is among the per­form­ers sched­uled for the sopho­more Low End The­ory fest on Aug. 8.

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