Syd The Kyd and Matt Martians are The Internet, an intoxicating blend of old school neo-neo soul mixed with progressive, young adult angst that bookends the wild machinations of their helter-skelter collective OFWGKTA. While Tyler The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are the most well known members of the group, The Internet’s modernist takes on young love and the type of music that defines it has won them a loyal and growing subset of fans.

Of course, they’ve both grown tremendously between their debut Purple Naked Ladies and their sophomore effort Feel Good, but it’s the next leap by, arguably, the most musically succinct members of the Odd Future crew that keep us up at night. The sky seems to be the limit for the dynamism of Syd’s layered songwriting against her stripped down vocals poured over Matt’s hazy, space-age production, but with stardom pretty much banging down their door, can they pull enough out of that growth to satisfy their most ardent fans and achieve mass appeal?

That was the question on our minds as we caught up with the crew at the 28-year-old UCLA JazzReggae Festival, a student run music and arts festival that, this year, featured the likes of Snoop Dogg, Aloe Blacc, Ky-Mani Marley, Kevin Lyttle, Georgia Ann-Muldrow and, of course, The Internet. One of the largest run student produced music festivals in the United States, the UCLA Jazz and Arts festival gives stage to both burgeoning talents and industry veterans. And, for our money, Odd Future’s strangest incarnation is also one of their most intriguing.

How The Internet Have Evolved As Musicians