18 Mar
Breakbeats + Booty Bass + Miami = A Very Good Thing

For about 10 years between the late 90s and throughout the naughts, Winter Music Conference in Miami was pretty much the greatest place on god’s green Earth. Directly following SXSW, WMC was the electronic/dance/EDM equivalent, except with turquoise water, bikinis, late night Cuban food and gorgeous art deco hotels. Just the thought of it makes […]


15 Nov
London's Rhythm Method assembles a LIAS exclusive mix

We love breakbeats. Breaks of all sorts. Florida, Funky, Nu Skool, 2-step, Jungle, whatever — as long as there’s a breakbeat, we’re happy. So we commissioned one of our favorite breakbeat DJs — London’s Rhythm Method — to prep for us a LIAS exclusive one-hour mixture of some of his favorite vintage breaks. The Disassociates […]


5 Feb
Stanton Warriors, Drumattic Twins, Freestylers & more

We love us some comics. We love us some break beats. We also love us some Incredible Hulk (more Avengers movie Hulk than the other movie Hulks, although you’d have to give Lou Ferrigno’s seminal Hulk top billing). What’s the point, you ask? The point is that DJ Justin Johnson has dropped the 9th volume in […]


If any album deserves a re-issue, it’s Massive Attack‘s 1991 masterpiece Blue Lines. The Bristol collective have spent some time in their studio piecing together original recordings to produce a fully remastered version of this groundbreaking debut. Influenced from the glories of downtempo, electro, soul, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, and god knows what else, the innovative album […]


17 Jan
CTRL Z and Screwface's tearout breaks

CTRL Z and Screwface, legends from the tearout breaks scene (fresh from the Hardcore Beats label), just dropped their Mix of the Week titled Don’t Stay In. Incorporating elements from both D&B and breakbeats, the mix is a solid hour (60 tracks!) of seamlessly mixed terrifying synths and breakbeats. Enjoy the stream below, and if […]


5 Jan
Come join LIAS at Avalon, Hollywood this Friday, January 7

While it’s clear we have a soft spot for all things indie, from experimental haze to dream pop to garage doo-wop, some of us here at LIAS have also been suckers for breakbeats since they used to call it hardcore (Google it, kids). Throughout its evolution, the boom bap always delivers to our hearts a […]


I love me my breakbeats. Even more so when paired with muppets, boobs, and drugs. Really no more introduction needed…