The collective reunited for Low End Theory’s final night yesterday (8 August)
Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats and Syd took to the stage for Low End Theory’s final event last night – and A$AP Rocky joined in on the action too. Marking the first time the collective have performed at Low End Theory since 2011, the group ran through the tracks Rella and Orange Juice.
Odd Future have a history with the iconic club night as it’s where they played some of their first ever shows together. What’s more, in May 2013, Low End Theory saw Mac Miller make a surprise appearance with Earl Sweatshirt during a Flying Lotus performance.
In October the same year, the night was shut down by riot police before Tyler, the Creator was able to perform alongside FlyLo as crowds outside exceeded the club’s 140-capacity limit. The show was intended to be a preview for Odd Future’s second annual festival, OFWGKTA Carnival, at LA’s Memorial Coliseum.
In June, it was announced that Low End Theory would be coming to an end. Founded by Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody and D Styles in 2006, the night – which showcased the cutting edge of bass music – would go on to host the likes of Thom Yorke, Nosaj Thing and Flying Lotus. In an interview with NPR, Flying Lotus said, “If you got talent and you got tracks and you hang out enough at Low End Theory, eventually someone will hear something and you can do something.”
View footage of the show below.
odd future reunion at low end theory’s last show tonight, where they did some of their first shows ever 😭 pic.twitter.com/migPl76Cbh
— sk (@bringdaruck) August 9, 2018
There was a mini Odd future reunion tonight including Earl, Tyler the Creator, Hodgy beats and Syd. This is a big deal for those who have been following them since 2011 pic.twitter.com/7JSPM1Gi2O
— are you dumb? (@yadaddybenny) August 9, 2018