The Cosmic Sound of L.A.

Inside the studio that’s shaping Los Angeles’ underground hip-hop scene.

A studio located in Atwater Village and run by veteran engineer Daddy Kev and rapper Nocando, Cosmic Zoo isn’t the first hub this scene has had – Kev’s club night Low End Theory has been doing its thing for close to a decade, helping cultivate the careers of Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and more – but it plays a crucial role in shaping the sound of the music that comes out of it. In this FACT TV documentary, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, Daedelus, Jeff Weiss and many more explain just why it’s so important.

Story by: Laurent Fintoni / Produced by: Anoushka Seigler  / Photography by: Eric Coleman / Edited by: Laith Majali


Est. 1997. Production house formed by Eric Coleman and B+ (aka Brian Cross).