In 2008 I was sent by the now-defunct BPM magazine to Berlin and Vienna to document the emerging Future Bass movement percolating from the dank basements of those Teutonic capitals. While Modeselektor proved to be the most successful of all the acts from that scene, many were making amazing music — including Jahcoozi, The Tape, Chris Deluca vs […]


Rumpshaker Records produces this first in a new series of mix sets from friends of the bass and breaks-driven label. It’s no secret we love our breaks here at LIAS, so we welcome this Rumpshaker Friendcast mix series with open arms… hands up, thumbs down, naturally. First up is Eddie Light, who Rumpshaker describe as “one of the USA’s […]


11 Sep
Built by the masters of loud rock 'n roll sound

In the past, we’ve mostly recognized Marshall for their headphones. But obviously they’ve been mastering rock ‘n roll sound for over 50 years. They’re really just about amazing, high-fidelity, punch-you-in-the-gut sound in general. The latest boom-worthy piece of hardware to join their inventory is the Woburn — a home speaker which provides classically designed, analog knobs to […]


Leo Justi of the Waxploitation label just dropped his new Heavy Baile mixtape as more proof that Brazil is always bringing the heat. Sure Baile Funk was a phenomenon that took over global dancefloors back in 2006, but that doesn’t mean the producers of Rio de Janeiro haven’t been shaking up the favelas ever since. Take a listen to […]


In celebration of this year’s Record Store Day, Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — released a limited edition double 10” vinyl set for his The Hidden Shades EP. The blissful and bass-ful sample-heavy collection featured four unreleased B-Sides and remixes from last year’s Grammy-nominated A Color Map of the Sun album — which we posted for […]


3 Jun
Wiley, Slum Village, Broken Bells, Dog Blood, Kove & more

We just shared Zeds Dead Somewhere Else mini-mix last week, but it looks like the Toronto duo is keeping busy. They hit up the BBC’s popular Diplo & Friends showcase this Saturday night to drop a one-hour set of off-kilter beats. From bouncy bingo 2-step to house to plenty of lower frequency bass tracks, Zeds Dead mix […]


The new track from Bassnectar, with our girl Rye Rye on the vocals. Play, rinse, repeat. You want? Download it HERE. As-yet-unnamed full-length album coming June 24th.


It’s not that any eardrum dilettante or amateur musicologist out there doesn’t want analog sound. But a digital file is a lot easier to handle than lugging around some big-ass tube amp octupussing its cables all over the place like trip rope. The folks at Tubecore, however, seem to have finally figured out the best of both […]

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