Henry Laufer, better known by his Shlohmo moniker, is a young Los Angeles-based artist whose star has been rapidly ascending thanks to the release of his record Bad Vibes (2011) on Friends of Friends. Gravitating to the same mystical realms initiated by Flying Lotus, Shlohmo produces unsettled emotional soundscapes of abstract hip-hop and trip-hop. His latest effort, Vacation EP, continues to develop on his splintered musical template while casting a more polished, less distorted light on the future. To mark the EP’s release, Shlohmo got the remix treatment courtesy of Nicolas Jaar, Teebs, and Airhead, among others. MUTEK is proud to welcome him to the festival for the first time.