You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning […]

17 Jan
1-hour mix of LuckyMe Family taking over BBC radio

We’ve covered the work of Montreal producer Lunice a couple times, most notably with TNGHT — his partnership with Hudson Mohawke (peep their Mission Statement Mix For BBC as well as their the original eponymous TNGHT EP here). His latest set is a 1-hour mix distilled down from a 6-hour set of when Lunice’s LuckyMe […]

18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]

21 Aug
Two hours of electronic essentials from UK's T.E.E.D.

The most excellently named UK producer and DJ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (with the even more excellent birth name of Orlando Higginbottom), better known as T.E.E.D., pieced together an qualitatively awesome two-hour mix for a BBC Radio 1 show for August 18th. Today he put the mix up on his SoundCloud so we thought it’d […]

20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the […]

2 Apr
The latest video from London producer/DJ Aaron Jerome

The latest video from SBTRKT is the Sam Pilling directed clip for “Hold On”, with usual collaborator Sampha on vocals. Otherwise known as Aaron Jerome, the London artist is among the top crop of post-dubstep producers in the game. If you don’t have SBTRKT’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, you’re sleeping my friend… SBTRKT Get More: SBTRKT, […]

20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]