The underground beat scene in LA is alive and thriving. With parties like: Low End Theory, Juke Bounce Werk, Soulection, Elevation. Beat Cinema, created in 2009 with a mission of showcasing subterranean producers & djs has moved homes in the LA area during the decade, coming to currently reside in the Japanese Village at Tokyo Beat, a spot where you can get ramen AND beats late night. The Beat Cinema family is an umbrella collective with interests in many of the subfacet beat genres from deconstructed drum machine Hip Hop to pretty Study Beats and minimal Footwork. The crew is made cohesive by their mutual support of each other’s production work, playing complimentary sets and careful curation of guests. They also have a visual lightmaster by the name of Major Gape who blankets the whole scene in illuminated displays that polish the tiny club experience.

Lately they’ve stepped into the realm of ticketed events at Apt503 and will be featuring guest producers Zikomo, Teklun, Nick Pacoli and Dom Vincent on May 2nd in LA. With resident DMM opening the Gobi tent at Coachella and the whole team programming the chill Turndown Tent at the festival, releasing music and throwing shows, no stop is in sight. The Beat Cinema crew just posted their Resident 2018 Compilation. It gives a clear insight into the sonic personalities of the residents. Sample flips inspired by Jerms,  pretty  synth soundscape by Wave Groove, whispery juke by Etta X Mu. and Mousey McGlynn likes laying stripped vocals down.

 

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