4 Apr
Your fraying earbuds will never sound the same again

Plug any old headphones into McIntosh Labs new MHA100 amp and get the full sound of conventional speakers, with the capacity for both digital inputs and 50-watt stereo speaker outputs, too. The Autoformer technology gives impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms which means any old earbud you plant in there will do the [...]


TOKiMONSTA gives a glitch bass makeover to Tinashe and ScHoolboy Q’s “2 On” single, lending some much needed heft to the DJ Mustard produced track. Definitely far better on real speakers…


For about 10 years between the late 90s and throughout the naughts, Winter Music Conference in Miami was pretty much the greatest place on god’s green Earth. Directly following SXSW, WMC was the electronic/dance/EDM equivalent, except with turquoise water, bikinis, late night Cuban food and gorgeous art deco hotels. Just the thought of it makes [...]


11 Mar
San Fran & Bristol producers team up for dirtybird's latest

Those rambunctious rabble-rousers over at dirtybird records are at it again, creating some masterful music aimed at dancefloor bedlam. San Fran’s Justin Martin teams up with Bristol’s finest, Eats Everything, on a two-track EP titled Hello Mr. Jello, due March 31st on dirtybird. We were big fans of both Justin Martin’s Jungle Mix Winter 2012 drum & bass [...]


If you’re looking for something to get into this Saturday night in LA, March 8, and that something involved heaping mounds of bass — then you may want to skip your dirty dancing shoes over to the King King in Hollywood. Renowned South African DJ and producer MartyParty — who makes up one-half of PANTyRAiD [...]


6 Feb
Feadz, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Nile Rodgers & more

The great Annie Mac drops by Life + Times to lend her ample musical talents to Jay-Z’s cultural website. The BBC Radio 1 DJ has always had her finger on the pulse of the underground, and this latest mix — her third for Life + Times — does nothing to dispel her well-earned rep. Tracks by Feadz, Q [...]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by [...]


The Christmas spirit strikes Canadian artists Zeds Dead, who in their mistletoe generosity are making their Holiday 2013 mixtape available for free download.  The excellently mixed set includes 35 tracks in just under one hour, throwing in a virtual bouillabaisse of bass-oriented tracks — from trap, grime and drum & bass to future garage, nu disco [...]

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