Bigtime, Vaughnilla and Dil Withers Droppin' Beat Science at Lo-Fi
by Kyle Fleck
on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM
(Lo-Fi Performance Gallery) For fans of the crackling boom-bap of sorely missed producer J Dilla and/or beat wizard Madlib, Lo-Fi presents an evening of (mostly) instrumental hiphop goodness. Triscuits, Vaughnilla's latest release, sees the Kirkland producer in a subdued mode, all soulful vocal snippets and dusty breaks. Excellent mood music for the leafless trees and heavy skies this time of year. The mysterious Dil Withers weaves together tapestries of jazz, soul, and mean-mugging old-school rap. Headliners Bigtime are a bit more straightforward, favoring up-rocking electronic beats, sultry vocals, and nice-guy indie rap. This is an eclectic bill that's guaranteed to get your Kangol bopping. With Black Magic Noize and 3rd Degree.