Friday, April 24th
Decibel Festival, KEXP, and Neumos present,
with support from
Music begins at 8PM / All Ages
925 E. Pike St, Seattle
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.
For the last six years, Luis Dourado has been writing, producing, and singing under the alias Purple, an ominous apparition that allows the Portuguese musician to blend the aforementioned talents into one artistic breath. Growing up in the Porto, Purple was first introduced to the scene through Terrain Ahead, an electronic collective/label he founded with fellow Portugal artists IVVVO and Trikk. He self released his debut record “Violence” in 2011 and it wasn’t long until other luminaries began to show interest, including Los Angeles producer Shlohmo. After a few initial conversations, Purple became an official member of Shlohmo’s tightly knit Los Angeles crew/label WeDidIt, and in November of 2013 Purple released his first record with the label entitled “Salvation”. Now working and living in London, Purple looks prepared to further push his left field antics into center stage.