27 Aug
Second single off upcoming "Urban Animal" album

A new track by the illustrious VonStroke, Mr. Claude VonStroke that is. Although his upcoming album Urban Animal, his third studio LP, is notable for the new directions the Detroit-via-San Francisco-via-Los Angeles producer is exploring, “Dood” is quintessential VonStroke — meaning, expect bass, booty shanking rhythms and idiosyncratic beats. In other words, superb underground house.  If […]


30 Aug
Angry midgets with 40s, clown beatdowns & plenty of strippers

Even by Swag Rap standards, the latest by 2 Chainz raises the absurdity to retarded new levels. With a great verse by a threesome-pushing Yeezy, the Andreas Nilsson directed video for “Birthday Song” brings midgets spraying 40 ozs, dancing Pakistanis, booty cakes, clown beatdowns and of course copious strippers to the best party to hit College […]


22 Aug
30-minutes of breakbeats to make your Summer 2012 memorable

Any day that the Stanton Warriors drop a new mix is a good day, so ergo today is a wonderful day. I’ve been a bit disappointed by the last couple times the brothers Stanton got behind the turntables live, as their usually epic breaks mixes have begun to be watered down by what we lovingly […]


14 Jun
Posthumous LP of 25 unreleased soon-to-be classic tracks

Back in May we previewed J Dilla’s Rebirth Of Detroit, a posthumous album of 25 unreleased tracks, with a trailer to get y’all excited. Unearthed straight from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault, Rebirth Of Detroit features new verses from Danny Brown, Beej, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Chuck Inglish, Boldy James and many more. Pick up the physical […]


9 May
The pride of Detroit's 5th studio production album

The pride of Detroit, the late great J Dilla, aka Dilla, Jay Donuts, Jay Dee, et al, is coming out with another posthumous album, this one packed with 25 unreleased tracks and unheard beats from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault. Titled Rebirth Of Detroit, the LP is technically J Dilla’s fifth studio album and will […]


13 Apr
FreshNerd of 100 Akres' mixtape ode to 1980s TV geekery

Consider this a cosmic wet willy to your ear — a bullying musical wedgie of the highest order of cruelty. While the LIAS team is presently at Coachella losing our minds academically covering the magical festival in all it’s glory, we’re sharing with you the above Hasselhoff Beat Tape. The aptly named FreshNerd from 100 […]


23 Feb
Atlanta hip-hop producer remixes Australia-via-Los Angeles MC

21 year-old Atlanta-based beat machine and hip-hop hybrid producer ForteBowie decided to take on Iggy Azalea’s Ignorant Art EP — which you can download HERE in its original form — and remixed five of the tracks. Of course he opted for “PU$$Y” and “My World“, as well as 3 lesser know songs from the Australia-via-Los […]


31 Jan
Upsetters, Sabbath, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Howling Wolf & plenty of stoner rock & 70's experimentalism

Seminal Finnish trip hop/downtempo/breakbeat outfit Pepe Deluxé just dropped their fourth longplay, Queen of the Wave, this week. They’ve come a long way since their 1999 debut Super Sound, their electronic output taking a deeper delve into live breaks and organ-led rhythms. To illustrate their influences and direction, Pepe Deluxé — aka Jari Salo and […]