L.A.'s "beat scene" has garnered global attention as the epicenter of experimental electronic music. At the heart of it is the weekly Low End Theory night at the Airliner, where DJs and producers congregate and do their best to out-do each other with innovative beats. Instrumental hip-hop producer Free the Robots (Chris Alfaro) has been part of this scene for a while now. His music is crazy, mind-melting, jazz-infused, psychedelic hip-hop. He puts so many nuances and mashes up so many styles into his beats that his songs beg for repeat listens, even without any vocal accompaniment. It's dizzying futuristic music that rappers will grow wise to and be spitting verses over in 20 years.