Weeded-out producer Ras G is part of L.A.’s Brainfeeder family, an inventive crew of beatmakers who take the off-kilter rhythms of Flying Lotus and put them through another layer of haze. You can almost smell the buds crumbling on Ras G’s MPC in most of his beats, which can range from roughly constructed bangers to more introspective, avant-garde joints. Check his Soundcloud page for frequently updated installments of new beats, but move quickly on those—he only makes 100 downloads available on posted tracks.

This L.A. gig is an art show afterparty featuring a number of other artists.—Finn Cohen

Ras G
Thursday, May 12
9 p.m.
The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Tickets $8 (at the door)