This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the [...]


Time to get HARD for summer at the Whittier Recreation Center this August 2nd & 3rd. Equipped with five stages and a serious lineup, HARD Summer will feature a very comprehensive sampling of roof-raising knob-twiddlers including: Jack U (the new Skrillex & Diplo superduo), Axwell, A$AP Mob, Tiësto, Dillon Francis, NERO and Disclosure, along with A-Trak, Baauer, Martin Garrix, Pusha T,  Maya Jane Coles, [...]


Secret admission: I’m a dick in the mornings. Don’t like them, never have. I’m pretty much a night owl, my juices flowing best after 10 PM. But life calls for early mornings, which for me is anytime before 9 AM — and my way to kick things off is with a big mug of Stumptown [...]


Mad Decent is training, fighting, and winning… well maybe not in that order, but Derek DJ Allen and Dirty South Joe have rained down into the ignorant public’s rivers of Styx and Cocytus some 80s synth masterpieces mixed with some 80s synth masterpieces, all from classic 80s movies about bad guys and good guys. See below [...]


Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is, in a single word, brutal. Unflinchingly, gorily, misanthropically, even gleefully brutal, to a point that a couple scenes were so ruthless they will churn your guts. Now I survived Irreversible, so that’s saying a lot. This observation is neither a complaint nor praise, but rather a (obvious?) comment on a [...]


This is, without question, the coolest goddamn Christmas gift we’ve seen in a long time. A red, white and black holiday sweater, knitted with skulls and Slayer logo? Oh, those joyous holidays are upon us, we kid you not. The Slayer Christmas Sweater is the legendary California band’s take on that old ugly uncle sweater, with [...]


Fantasmes formed between Mario Negrón and Darío Morales a few years after meeting one another at high school where they lived in Puerto Rico. Mario released an EP on his own, The Reveller, and soon asked Darío to join the band. After they began working together, however, Mario battled bouts of depression while bandmate Darío relocated to [...]


LOOK/SEE continues to make noise by creating their first ever collaboration with arguably Showtime’s best show, Dexter. The DEXTER x LOOK/SEE shades were released alongside the Dexter Season 6 DVD & Blu-Ray Collection, and of course feature a blood-spattered frame in light of Dexter Morgan’s murderous ways and occupation as the Blood Splatter Analyst for the [...]

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