BBC Music has wet a huge splash with a cover of the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”, one of the greatest songs in the American cannon. They transform a surf classic into an all-star extravaganza (and accompanying high-production video) with help from an 80-piece orchestra and vocal cameos from 27 big-name musical artists. You can almost play Where’s Waldo, […]


This past weekend Brooklyn, hip-hop heads and Beastie Boy fans openly remembered the two year anniversary since the loss of MCA to cancer. Since his passing, many tributes and acts of remembrance have made their way to various forms of media from DJ Food’s robust mixtape tribute to this Beastie-inspired comic from illustrator Derek Langille, “Sabotage.” […]


You remember last year when Solid-Steel Radio did a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ timeless Paul’s Boutique album? We posted the Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix by DJ Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot (with cover illustrated by the great Food One), and it ended up being one of our favorite mixtapes of the year […]


One of the most important musical acts across genres to come out of the 1980s — and the second greatest hip-hop band of all time (Wu) — Public Enemy is finally getting its just deserved day in the sun. The oft slept-on group bombshell that is P.E. not only militarized the face of hip-hop, but […]


9 May
Ninja Tune delivers 39 tracks of superhero inspired tunes

DJ Food, who we’ve interviewed in these pages before (e.g. DJ Food Interview: Recording “The Search Engine”, Rolling Cigarettes with Herbaliser & Designing the Coolest Label Logo Ever), has put together a special mixtape in honor of Free Comicbook Day. We love us some DJ Food, who also did an amazing Tribute to the Beastie […]


After having recently released his remix of Ask for Janice, an comic book ode to his favorite Beastie Boy’s album Paul’s Boutique, American comic artist and illustrator Jim Mahfood is now releasing the latest edition of his “Scum of the Earth” series. This third issue of the artbook/comic/zine series features 32 pages of art, sketches, bad […]


When he’s not busy doodling hot girls as live models, prepping proms or assembling awesome comic books about Los Angeles, American comic-book artist Food One is busy releasing his remix of his classic, out-of-print comic dedicated to the landmark 1989 Beastie Boys album Paul’s Boutique. Admitting to listening to the legendary Beastie album at least […]


In collaboration with adidas, Jay-Z ‘s culture site Life + Times premiers a new mixtape created by hip-hop beat veteran DJ Neil Armstrong. Mixing for eclectic hip-hop legends like The Roots, De La Soul, Kanye West and even formerly the Jigga himself, the Adidas Global Ambassador carries a deep knowledge of musical history and impeccable turntable skills. With a musicologist’s touch, Armstrong has […]

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