The New Troublemakers

Meet the freaks, geeks and future superstars who are stirring things up in 2013

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Los Angeles is full of awesome weirdo musicians, but six-string bass virtuoso Thundercat is way up there with the weirdest and most awesome of them all. Don't believe us? Ask friends like fractured-hip-hop shaman Flying Lotus and bass bud Flea. Thundercat's new single, "Oh Sheit It's X" – the true story of an MDMA-fueled New Year's party – is an early candidate for 2013's greatest summer jam. "That party was one of the most epic things that has ever happened," says Thundercat with a laugh. "Two and a half days of full-on shenanigans, man."

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