New Alpha Pup artist Ages hails from Orange County, California, an area known more for its beach culture than its artistic output. The dearth of electronic music pushed Ages farther north, where became a regular at The Smell in downtown Los Angeles and gained a serious appreciation for DIY music culture.

Soon Ages discovered Low End Theory, which presented a perfect fusion of all the sounds he grew up with in one place. Ages' debut full-length album Bryan (Alpha Pup Records) is due for release in summer 2012 and is a spacious, soothing work of ambient textures, hypnotic loops and washes of silken sounds

Ages - DIY So Cal artist influenced by Low End Theory
Photo: Patti Miller