Dubspot Radio Rewind: Lorn + Exclusive Mix and Interview

In this episode of Dubspot Radio Rewind, we revisit a brilliant mix recorded by Lorn featuring some popular rap beats blended effortlessly with a few cuts from his album ‘Nothing Else on Flying Lotus’ out on Brainfeeder plus exclusive beats from various sources throughout the LA beat-scene and beyond. Following the mix, Lorn talks with Dubspot host Matt Shadetek about the creative process behind his album, coming from the Midwest, and how Flying Lotus discovered his music. Shadetek also dropped a wicked mix to heat things up.




1. Jai Paul – BTSTU
2. Big Boi – Shutterbug (Instrumental)
3. Lorn – Automaton
4. Current Value – Mothman
5. Snoop & Kid Cudi – That Tree
6. Cavinski – Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)
7. James Blake – CMYK
8. Kuedo – Starfox
9. Guido – Beautiful Complication
10. Lorn – Cherry Moon
11. Lorn – Until There Is No End
12. Lorn – Stranger


About Lorn

Unafraid and unhinged, Lorn’s music is exquisitely dark and ominous, simmering with anger that churns forcefully against a furtive longing. Yet, Lorn passes far beyond this evocative brutality and plunges head first into the absurd; he draws not only a portrait of shadowy struggle but also arouses a dynamic universe of sentiments using deconstructed sounds and skills built from the ground up.

Lorn’s debut full-length album Nothing Else, released on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, has stirred the minds of listeners and rattled the keyboards of critics around the world, accumulating praise from musical authorities such as Pitchfork and the BBC, as well as bloggers and the online underground alike.

The Milwaukee-based producer hails from the future of music as do his Brainfeeder contemporaries, however, this young artist also forges a connection between the current exploding beat scene and its roots in the experimental scratch community born many years ago. Sharing his music online with other explorers of new software technology, Lorn cultivated a global following with his original scratch beats and traveled to play in the UK, Europe and Canada before ever releasing an album.

At age 23, this art school dropout has already been making beats for almost a decade, and with the release of Nothing Else has moved his mastery of emotion to a new level. Influenced by the sounds of metal, drum and bass, ambient, classical, early hip hop, funk and the inherent pain of human existence, the music that pushes itself out of Lorn’s head is uncompromising to the point of defiance, sharply reflecting his commitment to his craft that has inspired so many others.

Lorn, left behind no more, is an impassioned performer who commands the crowd, with a stage presence that parallels the extreme emotional output of his music. Expect no less than greatness from this artist; certitude and concern is a potent combination for the creation of beauty, and from the unconquerable will of one shall no doubt emerge profound musical experiences for many.

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