12 Sep
Trap Champion/Mad Decent producer does what he does best

Wow, a pretty hard fucking mix from Trap Music champion Baauer to promote the upcoming HARD Day of the Dead music festival/rave on Nov. 3rd in Downtown Los Angeles. No tracklisting offered, but the quick-burst 17-minute mixtape is loaded with plenty of original tracks and remixes from the Jeffree’s/Mad Decent producer. A word of advice: […]


18 Jul
Hot Chip's soothing slow jam gets a serious trap makeover

You may have heard Hot Chip’s track “Look at Where We Are”, from their latest album In Our Heads, as a pleasant, slower, easy listening tune. Something soothing and calm to drink your evening tea with before retiring to the comforts of your pajamas and an episode of Downtown Abbey. Well before hitting the play […]


21 Jun
Annual fest now 2 days = 2x the killer line-up

FYF Fest (Fuck Yeah Fest Festival…don’t ask) has been a favorite day festival for Los Angeles’ city dwellers for a couple years now. The festival, which started as a promotion of punk bands, has included a plethora of bands from different genres bringing it mounting attention over the past few years, and has finally built […]


4 May
Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets for this Saturday night's show

We enjoy our Soul Clap here, and we think you should too. That’s why we’re gonna give away 2 pairs of tickets to the EFUNK Show in Los Angeles we posted about a couple days ago. All you gotta do is go to our Facebook page, Like Us, and enter in the Soul Clap post your […]


2 May
Elyte & Cnyce bring their R&B-infused house to City of Angels

We’re big fans of the Soul Clap boys, so much so that we had them give us their definitive tour of their Beantown home in our Coordinates: Boston series (check it out, its hilarious). Well the duo of Elyte (Eli Goldstein) and Cnyce (Charles Levine) are celebrating the release of their debut album EFUNK (out […]


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 […]


15 Mar
The second installment in a bizarre narrative series of videos

Miike Snow return with the second video from their Happy To You album (out March 27 on Downtown Records/Universal Records). If you have no idea what the hell “The Wave” is about (don’t blame you), it’s the second part in a narrative series of videos started out with “Paddling Out”. Let’s see where the weird […]


18 Jan
First video from sophomore album "Master of My Make Believe"

The great Santigold returns with the first video from her sophomore album Master of My Make Believe. The track, “Big Mouth”, is produced by Switch (one half of Major Lazer with Diplo) and Buraka Som Sistema, which explains the big cosmopolitan beat. Master of My Make Believe is due out this spring on Downtown / […]