Music
13 Jan
2 hours & 23 tracks of Swedish house + techno for BBC Radio 1

The always great Essential Mix series for BBC Radio 1 is gonna throw in a new twist this year. For 2015 the plan is to invite two great DJs/producers/artists together to collaborate on a single mix, creating something truly unique. First up to bat is Sweden’s great Eric Prydz, who teams up with protégé Jeremy Olander on […]


Imagine Claude VonStroke’s 2009 track “MonsterIsland” as the soundtrack blasting in a transformative yet alien environment you’re appearing in for the first time. You’d be about 10 times more stoked to be there. Hit the fast forward button to 2015, and VonStroke & Co’s Dirtybird record label is now 10 years old all grown up from its humble beginnings in San Francisco’s Lower […]


A lotta love and and all hands on deck went into creating this toy likeness of the late James Yancey, known to most as J-Dilla, aka Jay Dee, aka Jay Donuts. Rest in peace, sir. Funded by the estate of Pay Jay Productions, this vinyl J-Dilla stands 7.5″ tall and is rocking the Stussy tee, a […]


LIAS beloved record label Ninja Tune bestows a mega 61-track playlist upon the end of 2014.  Their Ninja Tune & Family in 2014 collects their best releases plus tracks from sub-label family members like Big Dada Sound and Technicolour Recordings. Expect edgy hip hop from artists like Wiley and Busdriver interspersed like boulders in a stream between tracks […]


2014 was a year of lite pop — think tin cans, diamond rings, and police controversy — and I don’t mean that in the diminished or lacking in substance or seriousness sense of the term, I mean it in terms of the beer sense of the term. We had fun gathering up some of our favorite tracks from this year […]


22 Dec
A story of love lost featuring The Wire's Michael K. Williams

Ghostface returns with the visuals to his “Love Don’t Live Here” track. Fresh from his newly-released album 36 Seasons, Pretty Toney’s storytelling “Love Don’t Live Here” video features the always awesome Michael K. Williams — aka Omar from The Wire, or Chalky White if Boardwalk Empire is your thing. Enjoy the latest from Wu’s most consistent robe enthusiast […]


Remember when central Florida ruled the dance scene with an ecstasy-laced Mickey Mouse glove? Don’t lie, most people don’t either. But it happened. Orlando and Tampa for a brief, delicious, 8-up moment ruled the underground dancefloor with a distinct sound that could only be identified as “Funky Breaks”, aka Florida Breaks. Hard to believe that […]


True Groove All-Stars, headed up by producer/singer-songwriter and guitarist Tomás Doncker, have released a cover of Nick Lowe’s 1970s classic, “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Founder of the True Groove record label, Doncker is a music icon in and of himself, getting his start in the NYC No-Wave movement of the 1980s. This track is […]

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