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Astronautica: Beat Deconstruction

Video Feature By Will Betts
Published June 2016

LA club night Low End Theory is an institution. Founded by producer and Alpha Pup label owner Daddy Kev, the night — along with artists such as Flying Lotus and Tokimonsta — is largely responsible for shaping the LA beat scene. Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature: Edrina Martinez, aka Astronautica. She explains her creative and technical processes when building a track, from ethereal vocal production, to playing guitar on a Launchpad.

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Published June 2016