ECHOES

Mini doc-series and feature documentary

A remote, forbidding corner of Los Angeles brought forth a cutting-edge experimental electronic music scene, whose influence can be heard in contemporary music all over the world to this day. Some of today’s greatest stars emerged from the scene surrounding the Low End Theory Club (2006-2018) and what became known as the Beat Scene.

 

ECHOES tells the story of how the Beat Scene arose, and the friendships and insider relationships that developed within it. Into what kind of cosmic jungle are the seeds of this jewel in music history growing now?

 

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<< There was nothing like it before. We built it and I am really proud of it >> (Flying Lotus)

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Flying Lotus

Experimental multi-genre music producer, great-nephew of jazz legends Alice and John Coltrane and founder of Brainfeeder Records.
 

The first meteor of the scene. His success changed everything.


“In the same way that Jimi Hendrix was completely

<< I believe that there is an objective truth that exists within quality audio, an objective truth that exists outside of my mind or the artist’s mind. That’s what I’m trying to be in touch with. >>

(Daddy Kev in L.A. Weekly)

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Daddy Kev

The mastermind behind it.

What did he do to make all these talented nobodies become worldwide somebodies?
 


 reinventing what you could do

“In the same way that Jimi Hendrix was completely reinventing what you could do with a guitar, Lotus is reinventing what you can do with electronic tools.”

(Mary-Anne Hobbs in the New York Times)

“Every generation has weird music that they like, and this is our generation’s music.”

(Guest)

Low End Theory Club

"A worldwide phenomenon"
(Bandwagon)

The scene´s epicenter, church and living room

"Low End Theory is a self-sustaining machine,
perennially incubating the innovative."
(LA Weekly)

„This music is just next level shit“

(Guest)

“The audience had to catch up. These guys were already way ahead of the world. It just took the rest of the world to kind of catch up to where they are at musically, and now that that’s happened" (Daddy Kev in Forbes)

with a guitar, Lotus is reinventing what you can do with electronic  

with a guitar, Lotus is reinventing what you can do with electronic  

Thom Yorke

A$AP Rocky

Daddy Kev

Flying Lotus

DJ Nobody

Tokimonsta

Tyler the Creator

The Glitch Mob

Thundercat

The first lady of Brainfeeder Records who inspires women and girls to become DJs

Austin Peralta

ELOS

Gaslamp Killer

Linafornia

Matthew David

Miles Mosley

Kendrick Lamar

Kamasi Washington

Hip Hop Star and music millionaire who had his first gig ever with Odd Future at Low End Theory

How the scene nurtures newcomers through radical openness

Jon Hopkins

One of the many famous surprise guests who loved Low End as a safe place for experiments

How the Beat Scene brought Jazz back and gave birth to a star who is called the new voice of black America

(Mary-Anne Hobbs in the New York Times)

with a guitar, Lotus is reinventing what you can do with electronic  

(Mary-Anne Hobbs in the New York Times)

(Mary-Anne Hobbs in the New York Times)

Written and directed by:

Lil´n Jules

Production:

SMP Signed Media Production, Rosa & Neville Pictures, EuroArts

Project awarded with:

Villa Aurora Stipend

Lil'n Jules with Low End Theory founder Daddy Kev

with Daddy Kev at Low End Theory's final party in 2018

Lil'n Jules

tools.”