The two-disc 5oFoF highlights past glories and offers up exclusive cuts from Shlohmo, Jerome LOL, Salva and more.
Friends Of Friends will release 5oFoF to commemorate its fifth anniversary on November 4th.
Since the label launched (via t-shirt) back in 2009, it's acted as a launch pad for some of the LA scene's most successful breakout stories, pulling Daedelus, Shlohmo, Jerome LOL (and his old group LOL Boys,) Groundislava and Tomas Barfod into its orbit over the years, and more recently fostering new talent like Kyson and Perera Elsewhere. Back in 2011, we profiled Friends Of Friends for a label of the month feature, around the time of the release of one of its landmark albums, Shlohmo's Bad Vibes.
The sprawling 36-track 5oFoF features contributions from all those artists and then some, spanning two discs. The first, The Singles, is devoted to hits and highlights of the past five years, while the second, B-Sides, Rarities And New Material, offers just that. Among the new and rare goodies are Nicolas Jaar's remix of Shlohmo, a Bondax rework of Jerome LOL, Ryan Hemsworth taking on Groundislava, Salva collaborating with Rome Fortune and Shigeto teaming up with Kyson for "Water Collides." Stream a new track from one of the label's youngest signees, Different Sleep, also featuring Kid Sister and Lil Chris, below.
01. Perera Elsewhere - Bizarre
02. Shlohmo - Places
03. Different Sleep - Conflict
04. Ernest Gonzales - We Can Live In The Forest
05. Jerome LOL - Deleted feat. Sara Z
06. Tomas Barfod - November Skies feat. Nina Kinert
07. Salva - Wake Ups
08. Mexicans With Guns - Highway to Hell feat. Freddie Gibbs
09. Shlohmo - Don't Say No feat. How To Dress Well
10. Kyson - Missing Things
11. Groundislava - Suicide Mission feat. Baths
12. Deru - 1979
13. Robot Koch - Overnight feat. Perera Elsewhere
14. Tomas Barfod - Broken Glass
15. Daedelus - LA Nocturne
16. Salva - Obsession feat. B Bravo
17. LOL Boys - Changes feat. Heart Streets
18. Evenings - Friend [Lover]
01. Braille - Better Than Nothing feat. Angelica Bess
02. Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
03. Salva - I Could Be feat. Rome Fortune, B Bravo & Royal
04. LOL Boys - Changes feat. Heart Streets (Star Slinger Remix)
05. Tomas Barfod - Came To Party (Salva Remix)
06. Jerome LOL - Always feat. Sara Z (Bondax Remix)
07. Tomas Barfod - November Skies feat. Nina Kinert (Jerome LOL Remix)
08. Groundislava - Panorama feat. Jake Weary (Clive Tanaka Y Beaunoise Remix)
09. Jerome LOL - All That I Am feat. Sara Z
10. Salva - Keys Open Doors (Machinedrum Remix)
11. Shigeto X Kyson - Water Collides
12. LOL Boys - Changes feat. Heart Streets (Shlohmo Remix)
13. Different Sleep - Hurt You feat. Kid Sister & Lil Chris
14. Groundislava - Suicide Mission feat. Baths (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
15. Groundislava - October Pt. 1
16. Kyson - Missing Things (MMOTHS Remix)
17. Perera Elsewhere - Light Bulb (Shlohmo Remix)
18. Shlohmo - Places (Shlohmo Remix)
Friends Of Friends will release 5oFoF on November 4th, 2014.