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The Plug One Q&A: Andrew Lojero’s “From L.A. with Love”

Andrew Lojero, a promoter of funk, hip-hop, and soul happenings in Los Angeles, talks to Plug One about the fomenting underground scene and his new compilation, From L.A. with Love. Continue reading

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“From L.A. with Love” brings West Coast hip-hop to light

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Last year represented a watershed year for Los Angeles’ hip-hop and beat cultures, and perhaps its most creatively productive moment since the late 90s (when the Project Blowed movement held sway). Discs from Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins/Declaime, Aloe Blacc, Flying Lotus and others (most of them included in Plug One’s Top 40 albums of 2006) drew widespread acclaim and controversy as cutting-edge works, and overdue jockery from trend bibles like The Fader.

ArtDontSleep presents From L.A. with Love is the latest compilation to celebrate L.A.’s vibrant underground — props to Dublab’s 12-inches, Hefty’s "Immediate Action" series and Plug Research’s "The Sound of L.A." for laying the groundwork. But From L.A. with Love, set for a June 5 release on Milan Records, arrives at a key time when the scene threatens to achieve wider notoriety. Participants include Daedelus (as Adventure Time) and Madlib (as Yesterdays New Quintet and Sound Directions).

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