14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished [...]


Check out the tracks below. The soundcloud playlist and youtube videos are a sort of conga line of what people on the internets are talking about right now including new releases, re-issues and some just reified. The Verlaines - The Lady and the Lizard: If you like Joy Division and Pavement, you’ll love The Verlaines. Their 1985 [...]


1 Apr
New collab from ex-Mos Def & the man behind Cash Money

Can’t think of a better way for the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, to stage his comeback than by partnering up with Mannie Fresh, arguably the most under-rated hip hop producer of all time. The collaboration will mix Bey’s penchant for thoughtful, clever lyrics with Fresh’s genius in crafting the catchiest beat, a [...]


Most kids don’t remember how awesome Def Leppard was back in the day, they just maybe know “Pour Some Sugar On Me” from a drunken karaoke night and think that’s where it begins. Uh uh, slow down there Taylor Swift. Even before “Photograph” put their Pyromania album on the map they had already dropped two [...]


Last week we posted the most excellent Jamie xx Boiler Room Mixtape, which we played on repeat all weekend. Well another mix the Boiler Room crew have in their arsenal is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ back-to-back set with Friendly Fires, all performed at the W Hotel London live on November 14th specifically for Boiler Room TV. [...]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if [...]


10 Feb
5 top producers perform with unexpected collaborators to surprisingly good results

Caught the official premier of the documentary RE:GENERATION last night at the Mann Chinese theater, and have to say we were pretty impressed. LIAS previewed the RE:GENERATION Music Project late last year when we were leaked a teaser and were hopeful with what we’d seen, but the finished product really takes the potential of the concept to [...]


4 Jan
The French director Swedes Martin Scorcese's landmark film

Remember in Michel Gondry‘s 2008 film Be Kind, Rewind when Mos Def and Jack Black filmed super low budget versions of famous movies? Oh, you didn’t see it? Well fret not young cinephile, you didn’t miss much — it pretty much sucked. Despite dropping the ball on that film, director Gondry — best known for Eternal [...]

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