"Looking for the Perfect Beat" is a cinéma vérité immersion inside the unique Los Angeles “beat-scene” music community centered around the world famous Low End Theory club night. Filmed over the Summer of 2013 -- a climactic point in the particular music scene’s trajectory -- we are given the opportunity to elegantly lift the veil on the personal creative processes of the internationally-acclaimed pillars of the scene. Indie music luminaries such as Thundercat, Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, TOKiMONSTA, Baths and edIT, are all featured in vivid detail. The soundtrack for the film creates itself live on camera as the film elapses. This avant-garde visual angle on each subject in their respective creative spaces provides for an introspective glimpse into what would otherwise be unseen.
Told as a 24-hour tour throughout the city, the fly-on-the-wall perspective of "Looking for the Perfect Beat" archives each artist’s studio at this moment in history, revealing something not only universally humanizing about the scene’s stars, but also telling of the diverse community in which this group of inter-related artists interact.
Directed by seasoned music documentarian Matthew F. Smith, and produced by seminal Low End Theory club founder Daddy Kev, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" provides a holistic view of L.A.’s key players in this generation’s electronic music landscape while instilling visionary hope into the future of cross-cultural creative union.
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
WORLD PREMIERE SUNDAY JULY 13TH 9PM