Beat music imprint Friends of Friends turns five in style. 

Active since 2009, Friends of Friends is L.A. to a T – a gathering point for beatmakers mostly dealing in atmospheric, knock-kneed beat music. Banner acts include Shlohmo, Groundislava, LOL Boys and Mexicans With Guns, and Daedelus and WhoMadeWho are among the artists to grace its books.

FoF is now five years old, and the label will celebrate with a chunky 2xLP label sampler. 5oFoF will collect 36 tracks from label regulars and affiliates, with the aforementioned artists joined by the likes of Evenings, Salva, Robot Koch and Ernest Gonzales. Disc 1 will serve as a best-of of the label’s half-decade so far, whereas the second disc will collect B-sides, remixes, rarities and fresh material: highlights include remixes from Nicolas Jaar, Star Slinger, Machinedrum and Ryan Hemsworth, plus a Salva / Rome Fortune collab.

5oFoF will see release on November 4. A new track from FoF-ers Different Sleep, ‘Hurt You’, is available to stream below.


Disc 1
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]

Disc 2
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)



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