17 Dec
18 carefully selected, nurtured & mastered tracks

One of our favorite labels at LIAS, Budapest’s Chi Recordings, collects their largest and most diverse compilation album to date and is giving it away to their fans. Aptly titled Allstars Uncovered, the 18 tracks were all carefully selected, nurtured, and mastered for your sonic pleasures — all for FREE. Alongside main label heads Fine […]


17 Feb
11 Abel Tesfaye tracks given the EDM remix treatment

If by now you haven’t figure out we’re huge fans of The Weeknd here, then you may have stumbled across our site from LOLcats or some other vacuous mental cyber hole and it would probably serve you best to back page button. We wouldn’t want you to get hurt, or see something you really don’t […]


15 Mar
Mikey Rocks goes Cool Kid

Sir Michael Rocks, aka Mikey Rocks, of The Cool Kids fame drops a solo mixtape (check out their previous Gone Fishing and Tacklebox Mixtapes). The Rocks Report features plenty of Chi-town flows as usual, enjoy the stream below or download Sir Michael Rocks The Rocks Report mixtape. Full tracklist of Sir Michael Rocks The Rocks […]


21 Sep
Greg Gillis blows up Chicago, films behind-the-scenes for Pitchfork

Today PitchforkTV debuted their documentary covering Girl Talk’s much buzzed about New Year’s Eve concert in Chicago of this year. If you’ve ever seen Girl Talk (aka Greg Gillis) live, you know he’s one of the most energized, fist-in-the-air performers out there. The blood and sweat Pittsburgh’s favorite son pours into each show is undeniable, […]


8 Sep
New video from Gary, Indiana's finest

More dopeness from Freddi Gibbs. “Oil Money” features Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids), Chip Tha Ripper, the great Bun B and Dan Auerbach from Black Keys singing the hook. Directed by Dichfürd Ahlers, “Oil Money” is the next single from Gibbs’ Str8 Killa Ep on Decon/Gibbs Gamily. Enjoy. If you like what you hear, download […]


30 Aug
Celebrating the Force with 42 Movement Sword Form

Created by animator John Leo, this is a CGI video of Darth Vader doing Tai Chi — specifically the 42 Movement Sword Form. Seeing as “Chi” is the Chinese word meaning “life force” — the energy created by all living beings — the link with Star Wars is especially salient. Yes, the video’s a bit […]


9 Jul
L.A. Shakedown brings Derrick Carter, DJ Heather and Mark Grant to the City of Angels

Tonight Los Angeles is being invaded by Chicago…house music, that is. Our old friend Noriega — who Madman’s been crashing clubs with since he was a wee speck in JNCO’s and Freshjive tees — and her ART2 crew have put together L.A. Shakedown at Vanguard in Hollywood. The night features 3 legitimate main room DJs, […]


As a fledgling youth in Boston, there were many a day I found solace in the angular guitar chords of Walter Schreifels. As the guitarist for New York hardcore luminaries Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today, he added joy to my life in ways unexplained. But it wasn’t till he formed Quicksand in the early […]