More Low End Theory Oral History From Those Who Helped Build It
Gaslamp Killer: Flying Lotus went from rap beats to playing techno in one month. And we were like, 'What the fuck just happened,' and he was like, 'I'm just fucking around, this is fun for me, I'm going to get weird." Then he played his Mr. Oizo remix and everyone was like, 'You did not just chop and screw a techno track and make it your own.' No one thought it was even a Oizo track. They thought it was a new track that [Lotus] had made.
Daddy Kev: Somebody asked me once about the connection of the rise of Low End Theory and the rise of the medical marijuana dispensary. Yeah, there's a connection, the quality of the weed has contributed to the success of Low End. But we don't go to get stoned out of our minds. It's the metaphor of freedom. You're not worried, you can be operate, you can be yourself.
Nocando: Losing edIT was pretty bad, but adding D-Styles made us more of a machine. There was less push and pull. Adding him onto our roster added two or three years to the club's life. Like Mixmaster Mike or DJ Muggs, D is from an older time. No matter what trend has gone down since the early 90s, he's been there. And he can always play shit the kids are into, whether it's the new hip-hop shit, dubstep or beat shit. I don't know how he finds this stuff. His ability his ability to adapt is unparalleled.