In Print This Week: Jerome LOL, Com Truise, Sex Panther, Ask Exene

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[Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week.]
 

1) Our lead story this week delves into the world of atmospheric blips, bleeps and beats created by Jerome LOL. After parting ways last year with Markus Garcia of LOL Boys, this L.A.-based beatsmith embarked on a solo career making beats that thrive on sonic dichotomy, from the meshing of moods to the contradictory song titles. It's all tied together by a laid-back, California flair and some well-placed sound effects from social media sites.

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2) Our second feature highlights the adventurous, 80s-inspired sounds of producer Com Truise. Peeling back the layers of his "mid-fi, synth-wave, slow-motion funk," we learn more about the long love affair between the electro artists andsci-fi films like Blade Runner. For the artist born Seth Hayley, that love affair reaches full tilt on his latest album, 2011's Galactic Melt, which started out as a score for a space travel movie in his head that remains unfilmed. Even if it never does get made, at least it had a cool soundtrack.

3) Our Locals Only column is all about a couple of EDM artists on the prowl. While you might look at DJ duo Sex Panther as a bit of a gimmick, their success in the EDM world has been astonishing. In a little over two years, Ryan Fontana and Aaron Cool went from barely knowing how to DJ to playing clubs and festivals all over the world. Not bad for a couple of Newport Beach brosefs. 

4) Our Ask Exene column is a bit of a heartbreaker this week. What do you do when the love of your life leaves you for an old flame she reconnected with on Facebook? 

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