Released: Jan 2009
Label: Friends of Friends
Henry "Shlohmo" Laufer is one of the more promising new jacks of the L.A. electronic explosion. Although he hasn't developed a unique signature yet — which seems key to surviving as a producer, or at least standing out from the crowd — he already has strong composition skills. On his acclaimed debut, Shlomoshun Deluxe, he delivers an entertaining suite of familiar instrumental hip-hop sounds, whether it's the aquatic glitch of "Tomato Squeeze" or the Moog-like distortion of "Spoons." But Shlohmo has a few new tricks up his sleeve, too — check the tweeting birds on "Hot Boxing the Cockpit."